I’m not a big fan of EVs, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the Tesla Roadster. As you probably already found out, Tesla Motors will discontinue the Roadster later on this year, but I can’t seem to understand why. Anyway, the man you see in this photo is Hansjörg von Gemmingen who managed to drive his car for 62,137 miles (100,000 kilometers) in less than two years since he bought the Roadster.
He is a stockbroker that drives his car on a daily basis, filling up the batteries every night via his standard household outlet. This blue Roadster is the 83rd unit delivered in Europe and he said that he never had a problem finding a place to charge the batteries of the car. His mother-in-law, aged 82, installed a 240-volt (32-amp) at her house so that he could come and visit her more often.
Probably his most impressive journey was when he took the Roadster for a 497-miles trip to Berlin where Tesla owners organized a gathering in 2010.