Our buddy Lucas caught sight of a Tesla in action on the 101 (between SF and Redwood Shores). Though news came this week that production's been delayed until 2008, Tesla will build a few pre-production models this year and deliver the first 50 to customers early next year, before ramping up to spit 600 cars into the streetosphere by late '08. EPA has certified the Tesla's range at 245 miles โ€” less than execs' estimates. Of course, going stoplight-to-stoplight at under four seconds to 60 will increase drainability.

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