The Palo Alto, California based Tesla Motors announced today that electric Roadsters worldwide have now covered over 10 million real-world miles, the greatest collective distance covered by any electric vehicle maker to date.
The fleet of more than 1500 electric Roadsters spans more than 30 countries. The most northerly Roadsters are in Narvik, Norway, 140 miles (220 kilometers) north of the Arctic Circle.
They have accumulated more than 10 million miles (16 million kms) in real-world driving, saving 500,000 gallons (1.9 million liters) of gasoline and more than 5.3 million pounds (2.4 million kilograms) of CO2 emissions.
The milestone comes after a banner year for Tesla, which acquired an assembly plant in Fremont, Calif., and forged strategic partnerships wit Toyota and Panasonic. Tesla also became a public company in 2010.
Tesla also launched the next-generation Roadster 2.5, demonstrating Tesla’s continuous innovation and close feedback loop with its engineers and customers. Tesla opened its first Asian store in October; the showroom in Tokyo’s Aoyama district has the highest foot traffic of any Tesla store worldwide.