Tesla 750 Makes Detroit While Tesla Motors Churns Out 1,000th Roadster
In brief: Tesla VIN #750 arrived in Detroit in time for the NAIAS last week while the company watched the factory turn out the 1,000th Roadster.
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Manufacturer: Tesla Motors
Tesla has built it's thousandth Roadster and the company promises to send the full sale price of the car to charity in honor of the event.
Meanwhile, despite bad weather and less than ideal conditions, Roadster #750 (driven by Tesla employees) made the Detroit auto show to be showcased next to it's little brother, #1,000.
The MSRP for the 1,000th Roadster is $175,000 and Tesla Motors plans to donate that entire sum to several charities in and around Metro Detroit.
"A Year ago, right here in Detroit," said CEO Elon Musk, "we had delivered about 150 Roadsters, so VIN 1,000 is a humble but important milestone for us. It's fitting to do something special with this unique car."
And so ...
The organization receiving the donation are food banks and children's charities.
Photo credits: Tesla Motors
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