There’s nothing not to love about the Tesla Roadster, as it is a unique offering, on a market where most manufacturers claim their cars are green, when in fact they are not. The Roadster is a true sports car, in every sense of the word, featuring a bonded aluminium chassis also used on the Lotus Elise and Exige which gives it great handling, and a very powerful electric motor which leaves even some supercars behind on acceleration.

However, one thing the Roadster is not is practical – it has no real boot to speak of, nor does it have space to store stuff inside. It is great at what it does, but it is not a true all-rounder. Now, though, Tesla are offering a buyback program, where Roadster owners can trade in their cars, which will be used as credit for a brand-new Model S.

The Roadsters would then be sold on through Tesla stores, as second hand cars, but with manufacturer warranties and the guarantee that they are in top notch condition – lots of manufacturers do this nowadays, it isn`t really something new.

According to Tesla’s director of finance, Tom von Reichbauer, “Someone who couldn’t reach all the way to a Roadster before, now may be able to get one at a lower price [. . .] We’re able to set what I think are pretty competitive prices for these cars.

Story via sfgate.com

By Andrei Nedelea