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CNET gets a first look at the all-electric Tesla Roadster supercar.
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The Tesla Roadster
California-based Tesla Motors unveiled its electric-powered roadster at an event in Los Angeles yesterday. The 240-horsepower, battery-powered sports car goes from 0 to 60 in about four seconds, has a top speed of around 130mph, and costs a penny per mile to drive, according to Tesla executives. This venture began in 2000, when Elon Musk, PayPal founder and chairman of Tesla Motors, approached an electric car company with the idea of creating an electric sports car.