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Return of the Roadster

Tesla sports car returns to electrify roads
Importer banks on after-sales service to sell electric speedster, sedan
By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, Thursday 21 July

MOTORISTS here who want to draw envious stares while feeling environmentally friendly will soon be able to get behind the wheel of the world’s first electric sports car.

The Tesla Roadster is being imported by a local firm after its American maker closed its Singapore office without clinching any sales.

Prices will start at about $520,000, including a Category B certificate of entitlement.

The 288-horsepower two-seater can go from 0-100kmh in four seconds, hit a top speed of 201kmh, and has a range of 500km in optimal driving conditions.

The firm, FSG Mobility Concepts, claims there will be a strong demand from luxury goods buyers keen to make a fashion statement while displaying their green credentials.

So far, about a dozen people have taken the Roadster for a test drive since FSG opened a showroom in Jalan Kilang Barat. No one has made a booking yet.