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Tesla delivers first batch of Roadsters in California

Tesl's all-electric Roadster has seen its fair share of setbacks over the past few months, but it looks as though the worst is behind the Lotus-based sports car as the first four paying customers in California have taken delivery of their Roadsters.

In all, nine Roadsters have been built, with the remaining five cars set to be delivered to customers later this week. Tesla plans to build the $100,000 Roadster at a clip of four units per week for the foreseeable future.

In another bit of good news for the electric automaker, Tesla has opened its second dealership in as many months. Joining the company's first dealership in Los Angeles, the new dealership is located in Menlo Park - right in the heart of Silicon Valley. Tesla plans to open its next four stores in New York, Chicago, Miami and Seattle.