You’ve got to hand it to Tesla, or at least their P.R. people. They are certainly in the news in 2009.
We brought you the news from Detroit that Tesla is to introduce a new version of its Tesla Roadster, the Tesla Roadster S, followed by the news that they are seeking finance for a big new facility in California not only to ramp up production of the Roadster but also build a saloon and an SUV.
And now comes news that our favourite political ‘Buffoon’ (which is more persona than reality – Boris is pretty shrewd) has been out playing jollies in a Tesla Roadster.
Boris has already gone on record as saying his next car will be electric (although his stint at GQ Magazine as a Car journo has given him ample opportunities to enjoy the finer cars the automotive world has to offer, and it is a matter of record that Boris has actually ordered the new Lotus Evora!), and I suppose we thought he may be trying too hard and looking at a G-Whiz! But it would seem not.
Attending a preview of the IQ2 Green Festival on Climate Change conference and exhibition, Boris got the chance to play with the Tesla which, despite some pretty fair comments from the Top Gear crew on the Tesla, is a far better choice for anyone with any interest in cars than a G-Whiz.
So if you’re going to go electric Boris, take the Tesla – not the G-Whiz!