Elon Musk confirms Tesla Roadster update details coming this week – Report

Posted on: Dec 26, 2014 - 9:03am IST

Updates expected to be revealed before New Year.

It has been a while since we last heard about the Tesla Roadster, after they discontinued the model back in 2012. However, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk tweeted a response stating that update details for the 2-door Roadster EV will be revealed this week (tweet posted last week).

@tweethilli Roadster update details coming next week. Several crisis issues w higher priority pushed this out longer than expected.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 19, 2014

The Roadster is likely to receive a battery upgrade, reports Green Car Reports. Musk had previously stated to a British publication that the 2-seater would get a new generation battery pack with a possible range of about 400 miles (643 km). This would enable a non-stop trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Based on the Lotus Elise, the Roadster produced 299 hp and 400 Nm of torque, giving it a range of about 426 km (265 miles).

The first generation model was based on the Lotus Elise
The Roadster was based on the Lotus Elise

It lasted for four years in the market and just about 2,500 units were sold, but the development of the Model X SUV and the Model III compact sedan took away the EV manufacturer’s focus from the Roadster, leading up to its discontinuation in 2012.

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[Source – GreenCarReports]

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