Tesla Celebrates 1,000th Roadster
The car, which bears the unique Vehicle Identification No. 1,000, is a special-edition Roadster Sport in “Millennial White,” with a unique interior and carbon fiber accents. VIN 1,000 will be on display at the North American International Auto Show through January 24.
The electric vehicle manufacturer will donate the $175,000 manufacturer's suggested retail price of this collector's car to several charities in metro Detroit.
"A year ago right here in Detroit we had delivered about 150 Roadsters, so VIN 1,000 is a humble but important milestone for us," says Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk. "It's fitting to do something special with this unique car."
Tesla will donate the full value of the car to organizations including:
Tesla, a Silicon Valley-based automaker that began vehicle development in 2004, has delivered Roadsters to customers in 43 states and 19 countries. The company operates 10 retail outlets in the United States and Europe.