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
The Lotus Elise has given birth to some seriously fast and varied machinery. Aside from Lotus' own models like the Exige, 2-Eleven, 340R and Europa, electric vehicles like the Tesla Roadster, not to mention the never-released Dodge Circuit and Detroit Electric SP:01, are all based on the Elise's platform. Show More Summary
Originally published on Gas2. Tesla will make its racing debut this month at Pike’s Peak, when a specially modified Tesla Roadster will race Monster Tajima’s badass plug-in up the mountain at America’s oldest and most historic motorsports...Show More Summary
This week Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke to a group of investors during its annual shareholder meeting, where he gave an update on everything from the Model X crossover to a replacement for the roadster, which should arrive by 2019. The new model is said to be
The Tesla Roadster was a product of its manufacturer's infancy, and while it drives okay, even the company admits it was a bit of a hack job. In an effort to remedy that, the little convertible is going to receive an upgrade later this year, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Read more...
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Originally published on Gas2. The Tesla Roadster helped Elon Musk get his foot into the electric vehicle world, but he wishes it had been an all-original design from the get-go. Turns out Tesla had to modify so much of the Lotus Elise body, that it would have been easier to just design it from the ground-up. Show More Summary