Tesla tops 1,500 sales mark on Roadster

Tesla, Elon Musk

Elon Musk, Tesla's CEO, is a busy guy.

Tesla Motors Inc. said on Monday that it has delivered more than 1,500 Roadsters worldwide in at least 30 countries.

Palo Alto-based Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) said its electric sports cars "have accumulated more than 8.5 million miles in real-world driving, saving 415,000 gallons (1.6 million liters) of gasoline and more than 22,000 barrels of oil."

The sales announcement follows a distance record set by one of the company's Roadsters on New Year's Day when it went 347.2 miles on a single charge.

"The Roadster has earned global appeal. Our latest delivery milestone proves the Tesla is raising the bar for EVs," said Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk in a press release.

Read more in the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.

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