M.P. Demetre Jewelers Offering Test Drives of the Electric Tesla Roadster

Drivers are invited to test-wear a U Boat Watch during their spin in the Roadster
  • Charleston-North Charleston, SC (1888PressRelease) April 23, 2011 - Tesla Roadster, the only electric supercar on the road today, will be available for test drives on Friday, April 29 at M.P. Demetre Jewelers, located at 253 King Street, Charleston, S.C. Along with hosting the event, M.P. Demetre Jewelers will be providing U Boat watches to test wear while driving the Roadster. The event is truly fitting, given the Roadster's classic performance car style and U Boat watches' unique look, performance and history.

    Engineered for performance and efficiency, the Roadster accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, delivering 295 lbs-ft. of torque and 288 horsepower without using a drop of gasoline. Powered by the most energy-dense battery in the industry, the vehicle travels 245 miles on a single charge and plugs into nearly any outlet anywhere in the world.

    U Boat watches, originally designed for the Italian Navy U boat captains, feature Swiss Made Mechanical movements in oversized 45mm and up Italian handcrafted cases, and handmade leather straps. 50 years after their initial design, UBoat is at the forefront of modern watch styling and construction.

    M.P. Demetre Jewelers is Charleston's premier watch and jewelry destination and is excited to be able tohost this event with Tesla and U Boat watches to provide the public with a one-of-a-kind experience. There will be a raffle featuring a special gift basket with Tesla and U Boat watch gifts and gift certificates from M.P. Demetre Jewelers and Grady/Ervin Clothiers- Charleston premier clothing destination located at 313 King Street.

    Tesla and M.P. Demetre Jewelers invite members of the public and the media to come see the Roadster and U Boat watches in person. As test drive oppurtunities are limited, please contact Tesla Motors or M.P. Demetre Jewelers to reserve an appointment to drive one of the world's most unique and excting cars while wearing a unique and exciting watch.

    About Tesla Motors

    Tesla's goal is to produce a full range of electric cars, from premium sports cars to mass market vehicles - relentlessly driving down the cost of electric vehicles. It is currently the only automaker in the U.S. that builds and sells highway-capable EVs in serial production. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs and EV powertrain components. Tesla has delivered more than 1,500 Roadsters to customers in North America, Europe and Asia. The Tesla Roadster accelerates faster than most sports cars yet produces no emissions. Visit Tesla online atwww.teslamotors.com.

    About Demetre Jewelers

    M.P. Demetre Jewelers is located at 253 King Street and is family owned and operated since 1980. Located in a beautiful historic old bank building in the heart of downtown Charleston, M.P. Demetre Jewelers is known for the largest selection of the finest Swss and Italian watches in Charleston and are Authorized Dealers for such watch brands as Rolex, Omega, U Boat, Gucci, and more. Visit M.P. Demetre online at www.demetrejewelers.com.

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