It seems strange that the very first electric car from what we’d recognised as a mainstream manufacturer was a two seat sportscar. Pre-dating even the Nissan Leaf, the 2008 Tesla Roadster was the first snowflake of what would shortly become a small snowball and is today a rampaging avalanche of EVs.
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Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.