Tesla-Roadster-WSJ-AtiyehIn 2009, I was perhaps the first U.S. journalist to perform an extended test of the Tesla Roadster, the world’s first all-electric production sports car. Back then, Tesla Motors was a small outfit retrofitting imported cars in a warehouse, and when I drove off in this red example, I was blown away. Where other writers drove the car for a few hours, I took a three-day, 460-mile journey on some of the best roads in Northern California and came away with an online exclusive for the Wall Street Journal that no other major outlet could claim. Portions of my photography and video ended up in a separate story for Boston.com.