Tesla Roadster completes its first orbit around Sun
New Delhi: Remember Tesla Roadster that was shot into space last year? The red Roadster has completed its first orbit around the sun, reveals a tracking report.
The all-electric car was launched into space with a dummy behind the wheel wearing a spacesuit, who was named as Starman.
Tesla boss Elon Musk used his own Roadster for the purpose and the car was launched using SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket.
A report claims that the Tesla Roadster is currently moving toward Mars at a speed of 42,854 kph, which means 11.90 km per second. Currently, the car is around 112,803,994 km away from Mars.
Launching the car into space gave Tesla and the new model pretty good exposure.
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With its mass production yet to start, Tesla claims the Roadster as the fastest electric car in the world. It can run at a top speed of 402 kmph and the car has a range of 998 km on a single charge. The car can accelerate to 100 kmph from standstill position in 1.9 seconds, claims Tesla.
The electric supercar is priced at $200,000 and the booking amount for this car is $50,000, claims the electric vehicle manufacturer.