Tesla's first car was the Roadster. In 2006, Tesla Motors brought it to the automobile industry as a prototype.

The Roadster first received the attention it need during a modest event hosted by Tesla at Santa Monica Airport.

 Francisco International Motor Show, it received its chance to shine as it was unveiled to the public for the first time.

The automobile was included in Time Magazine's "Best Inventions 2006-Transportation Inventions" award.

The Roadster delighted the tech nerds that year because of the features it provided.

The attention around the automobile resulted in some fascinating figures; the business pre-sold hundreds

The automobile that inspired future EVs is a carbon copy of another vehicle, the Lotus Elise.

 Despite this, the Roadster is more than just an electrified version of the Elise.