It’s little surprise that Tesla founder Elon Musk has been declared a top ‘disruptor’. His Roadster and Model S models have spurred better-established rivals into a greater spend on electric vehicles, with Porsche the most recently reported brand to be considering a player in the all-electric arena. Show More Summary
There's been a proud history of basing electric sports cars off of the Lotus Elise. Its lightweight architecture has formed the basis for the original Tesla Roadster, the PG Elektrus, the Rinspeed sQuba concept, the Zytek Elise prototype and the Dodge Circuit EV show car. Show More Summary
It was just over a year ago that revived electric car brand Detroit Electric revealed a Lotus-based sports car not unlike the original Tesla Roadster. The car was called the SP:01 and was said to be going on sale shortly after the debut with a starting price of $135,000. Since then, Detroit Electric has relocated its headquarters from Detroit to...
Tesla Motors introduced the Model S sedan for the 2012 model year, a few months after discontinuing its very first model, the Roadster. The all-electric sedan was met with huge enthusiasm, mostly due to its impressive performance figures and extended range, which reached up to 265 miles per charge. Show More Summary
Lest there be any doubt to the contrary, Tesla is a company on the move. Following the sensational Tesla Roadster, the Model S is now humming down roads across the country and around the world. And there's more to come: the entry-level Model 3, the upcoming Model X crossover... Show More Summary
Time for another electric car news roundup. Enjoy! Tesla News A Tesla Roadster loses 20% of its range in 4 years. (GAS2) Tesla is still committed to California, says Tesla. (GAS2) Is Tesla an auto company or an energy company? Of course,...Show More Summary
With all the news surrounding the Tesla Model S and the upcoming Model X, it's been easy to forget about Tesla's first model, the Roadster. While a new Roadster has not been announced, Tesla is reportedly going to offer current owners a nice upgrade later
Retrofitting new powertrains to used cars isn’t something that automakers have done, historically–but electric cars may change that rule. Now, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has suggested that the Silicon Valley electric-car maker will offer a replacement battery for the 2008-2012 Tesla Roadsters that were its first production cars. Show More Summary
An updated version of the Tesla Roadster will see the introduction of a new battery pack that will see its range be extended to 400 miles (643 kilometres). The existing, pure electric Tesla Roadster had an EV range of 245 miles (394km) when it launched in 2008, which is still better than many of its [...]
A few months ago, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said something a bit cryptic during the company's annual shareholder meeting: Tesla was working on "a fairly exciting upgrade to the Roadster." Mysterious, no? Well, speaking with Auto Express...Show More Summary
A new Tesla Roadster is coming for 2017, and it's set to start where the last, Lotus Elise-based Roadster left off with more power, speed, and style New Tesla Roadster Coming in 2017 … Maybe was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
First of all, we published a guest article the other day regarding a Tesla Roadster battery pack upgrade that did something very weird. I have no idea why, but there was no commenting section under the article. The article was very popular, and I’m sure it would have generated a lot of discussion. Show More Summary
By Luis Gonzalez The Tesla Roadster was the first model of Tesla Motors. It helped to pave the way for the success to the next model, the Tesla Model S. The Roadster was more than impressive specifications, it was a statement about how electric cars can be appealing, powerful, and functional. Show More Summary
Tesla electric vehicles are no strangers to the tuner set. Saleen is working on a modified Model S. Brabus once offered neon for your Roadster. And new we find a number of body panel upgrades for the Model S from Unplugged Performance. Unplugged...Show More Summary
In a recent interview with AutoExpress magazine, Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company's future plans, which include a lower-priced Model 3 and upgrades to the original Roadster.
For those of you who would like a Tesla but can't afford a Model S, a little more patience will be required.
Aston Martin has revealed its new V12 Vantage S Roadster. Neat features of the car include its 565-horsepower V-12 and exhaust system design borrowed from the One-77 hypercar. Lamborghini has released the first photo of its upcoming Huracán LP 610-4 race car. The new race car is currently being tested and is set to make its motorsport debut...
The Tesla Model III isn't quite as inspiring as the Model E – for obvious reasons – but that's what Elon is naming Tesla's entry-level sedan. Oh, and Tesla Roadster owners are getting a battery upgrade, too. Read more...
VIDEO: Electric Miata smokes Tesla Model S at the track. A Tesla Roadster would be a fairer comparison.
Ah, the joy that comes open-air motoring with the in your hair and the roar of the exhaust behind you. Well, maybe not as much anymore. In recent years, vehicles like the Tesla Roadster have made the concept of the electric sports car palatable. Show More Summary