Feeds

Tesla's first UK showroom opens for business

Roadster Sport debuts

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Leccy Tech Tesla Motors has thrown open the doors of its London showroom – the firm’s first outlet outside of North America.

Tesla_roadster_sport

Tesla unveiled the Roadster Sport (above) during the opening of its London showroom

During the opening of its Kensington showroom, the company announced that it has already secured a dozen UK orders for its left-hand drive Roadster.

At the same time, Tesla also confirmed that a right-hand drive version will be available from early 2010.

In the meantime, the first Tesla vehicles will be delivered to their British buyers over the next few weeks. The company said it hopes to shift between 50 and 100 e-cars during its first 12 months of operations in Blighty.

Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, was on hand at the showroom and said that Europe “had the potential to become a huge market for Tesla, bigger even than the US”.

The CEO also whipped the dust covers off the new Roadster Sport, which is 15 per cent more powerful than the standard Roadster.

The sport can reach 60mph in 3.5 seconds - a whole two tenths of a second faster than the vanilla version, according to Tesla.

The Sport’s price? Well if you have to ask, then you probably can't afford it. While the standard Roadster will set you back £87,000 ($142,000/€102,000), the Sport will leave you light to the tune of a cool £100,000 ($164,000/€117,000). ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
Voyager 1 now EIGHTEEN LIGHT HOURS from home
Almost 20 BEEELION kilometres from Sol
Ex-Soviet engines fingered after Antares ROCKET launch BLAST
Speculation rife, but Orbital claims it's too early to tell
MEN: For pity's sake SLEEP with LOTS of WOMEN - and avoid Prostate Cancer
And, um, don't sleep with other men. If that's what worries you
Jim Beam me up, Scotty! WHISKY from SPAAACE returns to Earth
They're insured for $1m, before you thirsty folks make plans
ROGUE SAIL BOAT blocks SPACE STATION PODULE blastoff
Er, we think our ISS launch beats your fishing expedition
NASA: Spacecraft crash site FOUND ON MOON RIM
'What fun!' exlaims NASA boffin who found the LADEE
Comet Siding Spring revealed as flying molehill
Hiding from this space pimple isn't going to do humanity's reputation any good
BAE points electromagnetic projectile at US Army
Railguns for 'Future fighting vehicle'
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Simplify SSL certificate management across the enterprise
Simple steps to take control of SSL across the enterprise, and recommendations for a management platform for full visibility and single-point of control for these Certificates.