Tesla Roadster sales cross 1,500

Tesla is marking a sales milestone after completing shipments of more than 1,500 electric Roadsters to 30 countries around the world.

The manufacturer's flagship plug-in vehicles now run on roads in countries from Singapore to Sweden, collectively notching up 8.5 million miles.

According to Tesla they have together helped save an estimated 415,000 gallons of fuel and over 22,000 barrels of oil.

The Roadster's northernmost reach is Narvik, a Norwegian town located 140 miles above the Arctic Circle.

Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk said: "The Roadster has earned global appeal. Our latest delivery milestone proves the Tesla is raising the bar for EVs.

"The Roadster's advanced electric powertrain is the foundation of Tesla's success."

In 2010, the company launched an upgraded version of the car, the Roadster 2.5. Tesla also opened its first Asian showroom in Tokyo in October and it is already the company's most visited store anywhere in the world.

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