Model S是少数几款能同时获得欧洲新车安全协会和美国国家公路交通安全管理局五星评级的车型。此外，Model S是今年唯一一款既获得欧洲新车安全协会五星评级又在美国国家公路交通安全管理局各项测试（包括正面碰撞、侧面碰撞和侧翻）都获得五星评级的汽车。自2011年以来，只有两款车型实现如此成就。
2012 has been a very exciting year for Tesla. We began delivering Model S to U.S. customers in June, Canadian deliveries are beginning this week, and now it’s time to engage our reservation holders in Europe. Many of you may have seen the recent press release regarding our new Tilburg Distribution Center. This facility is where most Tesla cars will enter Europe.
Paolo is an insurance agent from Rossano Veneto, about 40 miles from the canals of Venice. His Arctic White Roadster Sport was one of the first Teslas in Italy – and we expect it to become one of the most high-mileage Roadsters in Europe at this rate! Versione Italiana As a long-time technology fan, and contrary to what everyone else around me was saying, I knew what I could have expected from an electric car. But the Tesla Roadster has exceeded every expectation. What an incredible car! But let's back up.
Paolo è un agente assicurativo che vive a Rossano Veneto, Vicenza. Il suo bianco artico Roadster Sport è stato uno dei primi Teslas in Italia - e ci aspettiamo di diventare una delle roadster più alto chilometraggio in Europa! English Version Da appassionato di tecnologia, contrariamente a quel che la gente diceva attorno a me, so cosa potevo aspettarmi da un'auto elettrica. Ma la Tesla Roadster ha superato ogni mia più rosea aspettativa! Che auto incredibile!
The Swiss are known for their timepieces and punctuality, but I was surprised to see so many arrive so early on March 20th at the Muensterplatz in Basel, Switzerland for the first leg of The Odyssey of Pioneers. “We couldn’t wait for the beginning of the Road Rally. We were so excited to meet the other customers and see their Roadsters!” I heard many times.
Tesla spent two weeks in Copenhagen for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, Dec 7 to Dec 18. We spread the word about Tesla Motors to climate change experts, policymakers, journalists, and fans. We decided to exhibit the Roadsters on the streets of "Hopenhagen". We wanted to demonstrate that zero emissions vehicles are a reality, and show that the Roadster is capable of driving in severe weather conditions – snow, rain and freezing temperatures.
After months of preparation, Tesla Store München is now open and ready for business. We officially opened doors on 10 September. The all-electric Roadster is available for sale in continental Europe! Located at Blumenstrasse 17, the store serves as a hub for sales, deliveries, and service, and will further develop the sales and service network in German-speaking countries and Eastern Europe.
While U.S. Republicans and Democrats were fighting it out across the pond in late October, VP19 was busy creating its own political agenda in the United Kingdom.
One hectic week in June was all it took for the Tesla Roadster to make a lasting impression in northern Europe.
First stop was Norway where the environmental organization Bellona had invited Tesla Motors to show the roadster to European VIP’s at the C8 Climate Summit. The interest was overwhelming and VIPs like the former Norwegian PM Gro Harlem Brundland, international environmentalist Fredric Hauge and a number of CEO’s from the major oil companies took the roadster for an enjoyable spin.