Tesla Heads to Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally; Hopes to Set Range Record

Teslahas entered this year's Monte Carlo Alerternative Energy Rallyin order to demonstrate the range and performance ofits Roadster sports car.In 2009, the car achieved a record EV range of240 miles and hopes totop it atthis weekend's three day event.

At the end of last year's rally, the competing Tesla Roadster still had 38 miles left on its range indicator. For 2010, the California-based brand will bring two cars, each piloted by accomplished racers and gearheads Rudi Tuisk (shown) and Erik Comas. When he's not rallying, Tuisk is Tesla's Australian general manager, while Comas is a former F1 ace and Formula 3000 champ.

So far, over 100 entries have been recorded for the event. Competitors have the chance to traverse some of France and Monte Carlo's most scenic driving routes.

The rally coincides with the automaker's "Odyssey of Pioneers" EV globetrotting adventure.

Source: Tesla, Automobile Club de Monaco

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