Just the Facts:
* Tesla's 2010 Tag Heuer Roadster larboard on a 12,000-mile alley cruise on Thursday.
* The electric-car startup is announcement the alley cruise as the aboriginal around-the-world adventure for a zero-emissions car.
* The different Tesla debuted beforehand this ages at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show.
BASEL, Switzerland — The 2010 Tag Heuer Tesla Roadster boarded on a 12,000-mile alley cruise on Thursday, with a little celebrity advice from amateur and bell-ringer Leonardo DiCaprio. The adventure can be followed on Twitter, with at atomic three stops planned in the U.S. through October.
The electric-car startup is announcement the alley cruise as the aboriginal around-the-world adventure for a zero-emissions car.
The Tag Heuer Tesla Roadster, which boasts an abnormal berth advised about a wristwatch, debuted at the 2010 Geneva Auto Show. The abstraction watch, which fits into the Roadster's centermost console, debuted on Thursday at the Baselworld Watch Expo here.
The one-off Roadster is a accord amid Tesla and the longtime Swiss watchmaker. The car's exoteric acrylic is Foucault Field Gray, which takes its afflatus from the abstraction watch.
Look for stops in Los Angeles July 29-30, a stop in Miami on August 19 and appearances in New York City September 2-5.
Inside Line says: Mark your agenda for a adventitious to eyeball an abnormal Tesla Roadster. — Anita Lienert, Correspondent