Tesla Motors has confirmed that they will be launching a right-hand-drive version of the electric Roadster in Europe in 2010. CEO Elon Musk said that the re-engineered right-hand drive version would arrive early next year. He said that the cost of re-engineering to a right-hand drive was “not prohibitive.”
Musk said that the right-hand drive Roadster would be exported to other markets including Japan, India and Australia.
The more powerful Roadster Sport version is also being planned for other markets.
Musk recently said that the cost of developing a Roadster has dropped to about $80,000 from $140,000. That should help Tesla reach profitability as early as this month.
– By: Stephen Calogera