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Hong Kong's Tesla Roadster Owners to Hold Electric Endurance Rally for Charity

Participants aim to raise funds for relief efforts in northeastern Japan

June 17, 2011

HONG KONG – Hong Kong's growing number of Tesla Roadster owners have organized an all-electric endurance rally in Hong Kong on the 26th of June. The owners aim for this to be the most fuel-efficient rally ever in Hong Kong, and to demonstrate that the region's size makes it ideally suited to be a pioneer in the mass adoption of electric vehicles.

Proceeds from the rally will be donated to the victims of the Northeastern Japan earthquake through Civic Force, a Japanese non-profit organization established by Tesla's first Roadster owner in Tokyo.

The rally will cover the entire territory of Hong Kong, including Kowloon, the New Territories, and Hong Kong Island. Each of the 15 Roadsters expected to participate will drive approximately 200 kilometers without recharging. Owners are donating a minimum of $500 per participating Roadster and Tesla Motors HK will match these donations. Companies and individuals are invited to support this rally by pledging an amount for each electric kilometer driven.

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To participate or donate, please contact Jessie Zhang: hongkong@teslamotors.com

About Tesla

Tesla's goal is to produce a full range of electric cars, from sports cars to mass-market vehicles – relentlessly driving down the cost of electric vehicles. It is currently the only U.S. automaker that builds and sells highway-capable EVs in serial production. Palo Alto, California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs and EV powertrain components. Tesla has delivered more than 1,600 Roadsters to customers in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific Region. Model S, the first premium sedan to be built from the ground up as an electric vehicle, goes on the market in mid-2012.


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