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London Mayor Test Drives the Tesla Roadster

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LONDON, United Kingdom – January 19, 2009: London Mayor Boris Johnson has become the latest high profile individual to test drive the world’s only fully electric, zero emission sports car, the Tesla Roadster last week in London.

Mayor Johnson, who has gone on record saying that his next car will be electric, was attending a preview of the IQ2 Green Festival on Climate Change conference and exhibition, open to the public on Sunday 25th January at the Royal Geographical Society in London. The event will bring together acknowledged experts in the area of climate change to raise the awareness and stimulate debate in this important area. Four lucky visitors to the event will get the opportunity of a test drive in the Tesla Roadster, the first practical and fully available electric sports car in the world. For more information visit

The Tesla Roadster has been developed by the Californian based company and is produced at the Lotus factory in Norfolk. Over 160 Roadsters have been sold and are currently in customers hands. With a 0 to 60 mph acceleration time of 3.9 seconds and top speed of 125 mph, the Roadster delivers super car performance with far more energy efficiency than compact hybrids.