New Tesla Roadster Upgrade Promises 400-Mile Range
December 25th, 2014 9:59 PM Share
Still have a Tesla Roadster in your garage? Merry Christmas: You now have a 400-mile range EV, courtesy of CEO Elon Musk.
Jalopnik reports Musk tweeted on Christmas Day about the upgrade that had been promised to the 2,500 or so Roadster owners by the end of 2014. The upgrade is expected to consist of a new battery pack and controller, which would enable one to drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco without hitting a charging station at all.
The timeline and cost, if any, for delivery as yet to be announced as of this writing. Model S owners, meanwhile, will be getting theirs over the “long-term,” per a second tweet from Musk.
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Published December 26th, 2014 6:00 AM
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We'll see how these work out. Cost to replace? Full cost or is Tesla eating some of the price of it? Any weight savings while increasing range? Will it even increase range by that much in real world use? Is the complete LA-SF trip without stopping to charge at normal highway speeds or at posted highway speeds?
You'd think they could have come up with a better design than this piece of crap!
"cost, if any"? YGTBFK LMAOROTFF Tesla is going to pick up the cost for a new battery pack, controller, and now I read the Tesla blog, wheel bearings and lower rolling resistance tires? I don't think so.
Wow this is so cool. You mean to say that with is roadster I am now only fifty miles short of my nearest WORKING EV station