Electric vehicle manufacturer and fleet market new-comer, Tesla Motors, is the latest car maker to commit to this year’s Fleet World Fleet Show on April 9 when it will be making its stunning new EVs available for test driving around the world-famous racing circuit.
Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of Silicon Valley engineers who wanted to prove that electric vehicles could be the answer to stylish but emissions-free motoring.
The Model S is the first premium sports saloon to be designed as an electric car from the ground up. It features a battery pack located under the cabin which offers a range up to 300 miles and, using the carmaker’s network of Supercharger fast charging units coming soon to the UK, drivers are able to travel long distances with no fuel charge.
Tesla recently announced it is to open more than 30 new service centres across Europe, including two more in the UK, as sales of the Model S begin to accelerate.
Tesla country director for the UK and Ireland, Georg Ell, commented: “With first deliveries of the new right hand drive Model S arriving this spring, the Fleet World Fleet Show is a great opportunity for fleet managers to come and experience the car.
“O% Benefit in Kind until 2015 makes the Model S an attractive proposition to company car drivers but more than that, Tesla is breaking new ground in the electric vehicle and wider market. It is an exciting brand to get involved with.”
This year’s Fleet World Fleet Show will be the first opportunity for many fleet decision makers to test-drive one of an array of exciting new EVs and discover why electric power could meet the fleet mobility needs of the future.
Tesla joins a number of manufacturers, including BMW, Nissan, Vauxhall, Citroёn, Renault, Infiniti, Volvo, Peugeot, Lexus, Toyota, Honda and Hyundai, who are expected to have their latest low emission and EV offerings at the event on display and available for test driving.
At the same time, electric charging companies, including ABB and Charging Solutions, will also be exhibiting at the Show to allow fleet decision makers to get a complete overview of the infrastructure available.