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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...