New Roadster Can Travel 400 Miles On A Single Charge, Tesla Announces

Posted by Mike Confino, December 27, 2014

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Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, announced an exciting Christmas present for electric car enthusiasts: an upgrade to the company’s Roadster will enable it to travel over 400 miles — or nonstop from Los Angeles to San Francisco, as Musk tweeted Thursday evening — on a single charge.

In a blog post on Friday, the company said the Roadster 3.0 will feature three main upgrades. First, using a new cell that has 31 percent more energy than the original, Tesla was able to boost the battery in the new Roadster significantly. The new vehicle is also 15 percent more aerodynamic and features new tires and other improvements that reduce the rolling resistance of the car.

via New Roadster Can Travel 400 Miles On A Single Charge, Tesla Announces | ThinkProgress.

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