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Tesla Roadster owners are finally able to upgrade their cars. First announced in late 2014, the Tesla Roadster 3.0 upgrade is slowly trickling in to dealerships and some owners are already benefiting from the upgraded 340-mile range. The new battery has over 40 percent more capacity than the original pack, making it roughly the equivalent […]

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Last Christmas, Tesla gave Roadster owners an extra gift when CEO Elon Musk announced that an upgraded package will soon be available. Almost four months went by with no word, until one owner reached out to Musk for more details. Using his standard platform for news updates – Twitter – Musk said recently that the […]

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Tesla Motors won a waiver for its all-electric Roadster on Monday from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulators. NHTSA recognized that Tesla might be forced to cancel all pending projects and go out of business, if the California electric vehicle company was required to meet federal air bag standards. Tesla’s $43 million operating losses […]

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A Tesla fan has taken the electric carmaker to court in California due to allegedly malfunctioning Model X features and finishes that haven’t been repairable by the company. Plaintiff Barrett Lyons has been happy with his Roadster and Model S, but has found problems with his $162,000 Tesla Model X to be unacceptable. The wing […]

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For its Roadster upgrade package, Tesla will reportedly use LG Chem as a supplier. This is according to Seeking Alpha which in a brief report stated this and little else. Tesla has relied on Panasonic 18650 cells for the Model S, and Seeking Alpha does add the LG deal could give Tesla leverage in dealing […]

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Tesla has begun selling an upgraded battery for its two-door Roadster, boosting the battery electric vehicle’s range by another 100 miles. “Model S development has helped us apply new battery technology to the Roadster 3.0 packs,” a Tesla representative told us. “The cells store 31 percent more energy than the original Roadster cell. Using this […]

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Tesla is releasing a new upgrade package for its Roadster that will almost double the car’s range. The company announced today that the Roadster 3.0 package will include a new lithium-ion battery in the same dimensions as existing but 31-percent more efficient and with roughly 70 kilowatt-hours capacity. The 3.0 package also includes more effective […]

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We’ve heard before that Tesla wants to revive a range-topping sports car that will have no excuses against the world’s supercars, and recently company VP George Blankenship reiterated the company’s aspirations. Tesla is still rolling out the Model S sedan in the U.S. and soon it will be in Europe as well. It has a […]

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If Tesla does not have its hands full enough already with expanding its empire and preparing for Model 3 production in July, a semi truck is to be shown in September and a pickup could be here in less than two years. The news was tweeted by CEO Elon Musk today, and he says the […]

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Tesla has broken the “granola image” of electric cars and its limited audience, opening doors for competitors like the EQ subbrand, Daimler’s chief said. During an interview last week at the South by Southwest (SXSW 2017) conference in Austin with German magazine T3N, CEO Dieter Zetsche reflected on the German automaker’s 2009 investment in Tesla, […]

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