Updated 1PM EST 12/26 Tesla has announced a new Roadster 3.0 prototype that will urge a automobile in 3 ways: softened battery life; a new aerodynamic kit; and a circle upgrade.
Tesla says a improvements will boost operation by a likely 40-50 per cent between a strange Roadster and a Roadster 3.0 specification.
Firstly, Tesla says it has softened a potency of a strange lithium ion battery by 31 per cent with a new outlay of 70kWh. Additionally a new retrofit aero pack will revoke drag by 15 per per cent while a set of new tires and upgraded circle orientation will outcome in a serve 20 per cent rolling insurgency improvement.
The association says it will denote a improvements with a uninterrupted exam expostulate from San Francisco to Los Angeles in a early weeks of 2015.
Elon Musk took to Twitter on Christmas Day to announce a company’s initial automobile will be shortly be means to roughly double a strange 245 miles per charge.
Roadster ascent will capacitate uninterrupted transport from LA to SF — roughly 400 mile range. Details tmrw. Merry Christmas!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 25, 2014
At a new 400-mile range, a Roadster now has a many longevity of any electric car on a market, including Telsa’s other vehicles.
Last week Tesla minute a beta battery barter program that would run between Los Angeles and San Francisco, though usually for a Model S cars.
A deputy for Tesla told CNET that “availability and pricing are tentative as this retrofit package is now in a antecedent phase”.
Via The Verge