Tesla Roadster Test Drives Available at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

RALEIGH, NC (Aug. 16, 2010) – A few lucky Triangle drivers will have the opportunity to test drive the Tesla Roadster, the world’s only highway-capable electric vehicle, on Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 11a.m. to 5p.m. at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry in Cameron Village. The luxury roadster is considered an instant collector’s item and there are just over 1,200 on the road today. There will be two roadsters at the event, with one available for test drives for those who register in advance.

The Tesla Roadster is twice as energy efficient as most hybrids and can travel 245 miles on one electric charge, with each charge costing less than five dollars. It features a 288 horsepower electric motor and reaches 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. The roadster retails at a base price of $109,000.

The energy-efficient electric sports car is coming to Raleigh as part of the Odyssey of Pioneers tour, a collaboration between Tesla, an American-based car manufacturer, and TAG Heuer, a Swiss watchmaker, in honor of TAG Heuer’s 150th year in business. The Odyssey of Pioneers tour centers around the 2010 TAG Heuer Tesla Roadster, a luxury sports car that combines classic Tesla Roadster features with TAG Heuer elements of design.

Over the past five months, the demonstration Roadster has traveled over 10,000 miles across Europe, Asia and the United States for the Odyssey of Pioneers tour.  Raleigh is one of the Roadster’s last stops – the tour ends Aug. 27 in Washington, D.C.

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry is an authorized dealer of TAG Heuer timepieces.  TAG Heuer is one of the most recognized watchmakers in the world and is known for its innovation in craftsmanship and design.  Bailey’s patrons will have access to exclusive TAG Heuer and Tesla promotions.

“We have been partners with TAG Heuer for many years, and to be able to support them in this event with Tesla is a great opportunity for us and our patrons,” said Trey Bailey, director of operations for Bailey’s Fine Jewelry.

About Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

Founded in 1948, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry is a family owned-and-operated company with stores in Raleigh, Rocky Mount and Greenville, with plans to open a fourth location in Fayetteville later this summer as well as a fifth location at Crabtree Valley Mall. Bailey’s offers jewelry from today’s most esteemed designers, exquisite diamonds, estate jewelry, fashion accessories, fine timepieces and gifts. With an emphasis on customer satisfaction, personalized services include custom design, watch and jewelry repair, appraisals and bridal registry. Steeped in family tradition, Bailey’s is one of the most well-regarded and innovative jewelry stores in North Carolina and is best known for its distinctive ‘Bailey Box’ slogan. For more information, please call toll-free (866) 725-3111 or visit online at www.baileybox.com.