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Tesla Roadster Sighting

First spotting of a Tesla Roadster in Minneapolis. Parked outside of Café Lurcat. Given the plates I’m guessing it is someone from Z.Vex Effects car.


  1. Patrick Hambek

    May 1, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I’ve seen a Tesla here in the mile high also. I actually saw it on the road. I was driving home from the airport and saw it just as I was merging onto I-70.

  2. Patrick Hambek

    May 1, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I forgot to add that this was either last year or almost 2 years ago as it was in the summer when I saw a Tesla. I should also add that all the manufacturers test their prototypes out here due to the altitude. I’ve seen cars with Michigan plates (not a big deal) except said plates say manufacturer on the bottom.

    • Very nice cars aren’t they? I’m out here in Palo Alto right now and just saw another blue one here. I was really mostly surprised to see one in Minneapolis. What do you do if it needs service?

  3. wow, cool, I wish I can have one before i am 28.

  4. Patrick Hambek

    May 5, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    @ Jamie. Yes, I thought the Tesla’s looked great. I’m surprised to hear that there is one in Minneapolis, but then again not really. I would guess it’s a summer driver like a Porshe or Ferrari out there. I couldn’t see driving it in the winter. I would presume that you would get the car serviced at the dealer as it will probably be many years before a “regular” shop will be able to work on them.

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