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We knew that Tesla was working on a second-generation Roadster as the spiritual successor to its very first electric vehicle, but we didn't expect to see it unveiled last night during the equally big Semi event. But here it is in all its battery-powered glory, and it sure is gorgeous. Although it's still called the Tesla Roadster, this next generation concept remains more of a "targa" than an actual "roadster" per se, but that's just arguing semantics. Regardless, the concept takes the best of Tesla's current design language and mixes in enough of an exotic flair to challenge the likes of Porsche and Aston Martin. Inside, you'll find Tesla's usual minimalist interior complete with an F1-style... Read more...
We told you earlier this morning that Tesla Motors was on the verge of making an announcement on a battery upgrade for its first electric vehicle: the Roadster. The time has come for the official announcement, and Tesla Motors has unveiled what it calls the Roadster 3.0 Package. The Roadster 3.0 Package centers around three major upgrades to the vehicle. The first is of course a vastly improved battery pack. The original Roadster came to market with a 53 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, but advances in cell technology has allowed Tesla to produce a new cell with 31 percent greater capacity. As a result, the new battery pack gives the Roadster 70 kWh in the exact same package size as the original.... Read more...
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk gave Roadster owners some good news this Christmas with further confirmation that a massive battery upgrade is on the way. Musk first mentioned the battery upgrade in an October interview, and hinted that more news would come this week.  On Christmas Day, Musk sent out the following tweet: Roadster upgrade will enable non-stop travel from LA to SF -- almost 400 mile range. Details tmrw. Merry Christmas! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 25, 2014 According to Musk, a trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco (which is roughly 382 miles, and would take you just under 6 hours to complete) would be completely possible with the upgraded Roadster. The current Roadster would... Read more...
The Tesla Motors Roadster was first released way back in 2008. The vehicle, which was loosely based on the Lotus Elise, is what put Tesla on the map, so to speak, with regards to electric vehicles. Over the course of its four-year production run, Tesla produced 2,600 examples of the Roadster. But just because the Roadster went out of production over two year ago doesn’t mean that the vehicle can’t receive meaningful updates from the factory. Even though Tesla has plenty on its plate right now including production of the Model S sedan, ramping up for production of the Model X crossover, and constructing its massive Gigafactory battery complex, CEO Elon Musk has a big treat in store for Roadster... Read more...