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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 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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Keeping to a promise made earlier this year that “something cool” would be done with the Roadster, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Friday details are coming this week. As usual, he gave few hints to make a perfectly reliable guess, but previous reports of what Musk also has termed an “exciting” upgrade have suggested a […]

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Tesla’s pending Gigafactory battery plant will be needed to enable production of nearly a quarter million electric cars later this decade, and while they’re at it, Model 3 may spin off an SUV and station wagon variant. This word of the proposed $35,000 car came last week from Tesla’s vice president for engineering, Chris Porritt. […]

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According to Autoblog Green, which got the story from Green Car Reports and ultimately, Auto Express, the Tesla Roadster which ceased production in 2012 will get a 400-mile range battery. You could say this is recycled battery news, and included is the longest-range li-ion battery yet may also get Supercharger compatibility. The hint emanated from […]

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According to what may be the most comprehensive real-world electric vehicle battery capacity study to date, the Tesla Roadster’s battery has been projected to retain an average 80-85 percent of its charge holding capacity after 100,000 miles. This data on the 2008-2012 electric car model that’s been in production the longest in this current era […]

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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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