Well I'll be damned—not only is it Maximum El Camino Day and St. Patrick's Day, but today will forever be known as the birthday of the Tesla. Ze'ev Drori, the new president and CEO of Tesla, has gotten his blog on and announced that today production has begun of the Tesla electric.

Of course, it's the 2008 model of the Tesla, which has already been sold out, but Tesla is taking reservations for the 2009 model But hey, this means it's real (kind of)! [Tesla Motors via GCC]