To people watching Barack Obama's election night speech from Chicago, Sam Perry is known as the guy who Oprah leaned on. To electric car enthusiasts, he's also known as the guy who bought Tesla Roadster #100. Over at the Tesla Motors site, Perry has written an essay on what it's like to own this all-electric vehicle and his famous new friend. Being caught up in Obama's "arc of history," Perry writes, has given him a chance to spread the word about Tesla and electric vehicles in general.

Perry also writes about the press conference/key handover ceremony earlier this month when he got his Roadster. It must've been quite the frenzied atmosphere that day. As the picture above shows, the store was filled with people and media types. Quite different from when we visited the LA store (see gallery below).

As for news tidbits, Perry writes that Elon Musk confirmed again that the Model S prototype is on track for an early 2009 reveal and that the "budget" $30,000 Tesla EV will be launched with a partner sometime after that. Read the whole glowing report here.


[Source: Tesla]

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