Will a Tesla Roadster make it round the M25?

Published: 04 September 2009


The reporters on our sister magazine FHM came up with a good wheeze recently. They wanted to review the electric Tesla Roadster and wondered how they could put it to the test. They came up with the brilliant idea of sending out a journalist to lap the M25 London orbital to see if the Tesla would survive without running out of charge.

Did the Tesla Roadster make it round London’s ring road without a flat battery? You’ll have to watch our video below to find out.

All we’ll say is that the M25 is 117 miles long. And the electric Tesla’s range is claimed to be 240 miles (before you start factoring in typical M25 traffic, hills and congestion). So it should be a shoe-in. But you just know those electric car range claims are crook, don’t you?  

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet