Prince Michael breaks in electric car

Prince Michael of Kent became the first member of the Royal Family to drive a premiere electric sports car recently.

The prince drove the revolutionary Tesla Roadster – which is the first electric spots car to go on sale in Europe – within the grounds of his London home, Kensington Palace.

Darryl Siry, senior vice president of sales, marketing and service at Tesla Motors said: “It’s a privilege for His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent to experience the Tesla Roadster.”

The prince also made a visit to Tesla Motors at the British International Motor Show in London – where the Tesla Roadster first went on show – where he met with senior members of the car firm.

The 66-year-old prince has a deep interest in the British Motor industry – especially involving specialist cars – and was particularly interested in the Tesla Roadster zero-emissions technology.

Mr Siry added: “The car is representative of the values that he places on environmentally friendly and efficient vehicles, as well as his attitudes towards improving road safety.”

The car will be available to buy in Britain next May. 250 Limited Signature Edition Tesla Roadsters recently went on sale in Europe, costing 99,000 euros.