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Tesla delivered its first car

By Yoann Besnard on 4 February 2008 | Commentaires (0) Comments | Permalink

Tesla delivered its first production car on Friday to the company’s chairman, Elon Musk.

Despite the encountered difficulties, the start up finally succeeded in reaching the production stage which remains a bit complicated. The car was flown from England where the car is built at the Lotus manufacturing plant in Hethel while the batteries were imported from Tesla’s plant located in Thailand. Both parts were assembled at the company’s headquarters before being delivered to Elon Musk.

Tesla chairman called the moment “the beginning of the beginning”. In the meantime, he confirmed the first deliveries will start in mid-March. The first cars will be delivered with a temporary transmission before getting letter the final version of the single-speed transmission.

The second car will be delivered to Martin Eberhard who left the company at the end of November.


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