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).
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]