Roadster

NEW ROADSTER TO BE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK!!!!

edited November -1 in Roadster
AND NOTHING, NOBODY, NO-ONE saying anything in here.

I'll start. 0-60 in sub 3. That's almost a guarantee.

Merry Christmas to all.

Comments

  • edited November -1
    There is nothing in that article about a new roadster. It is speculated that the announcement will be the long anticipated battery update.
  • edited November -1
    More than one bad reporter is spreading that rumor.
  • edited November -1
  • edited November -1
    12/26 according to the latest tweet.
  • edited November -1
    Elon just confirmed this via twitter, with this statement:
    <quote>Roadster upgrade will enable non-stop travel from LA to SF -- almost 400 mile range. Details tmrw. Merry Christmas!</quote>
  • edited November -1
    Not really a new Roadster. Upgraded battery, aerodynamics, rolling resistance. ~70 kWh. Upgrades.
  • edited November -1
    I had been waiting for Roadster prices to fall so I could snap one up as a future very rare classic. 'Looks like that won't be happening.
  • edited November -1
    @ampedup I was thinking the same thing but it's reassuring to know that Tesla takes care of its previous buyers. Makes me feel better about buying a Tesla!
  • edited November -1
    As a roadster owner, I'm hoping they offer a lighter battery pack with existing range option. I don't think most roadster owners are driving their cars long distance. IMHO shaving a second off the 0-60 time would be awesome. In any case, I love way Tesla keeps their owners engaged and happy...like no other company.
  • Car is tuned for existing battery pack weight. Changing would affect stability.
    It wouldn't be easy to reduce battery weight.
  • edited November -1
    2008 Tesla Roadster Battery Pack = 56 kWh maximum capacity
    2015 Tesla Roadster Battery Pack = 70 kWh maximum capacity

    That's an increase of 14 kWh in maximum capacity of the Battery Pack.

    14 kWh / 56 kWh = 25% increase

    Would that be a correct calculation?
  • edited November -1
    Or you could consider that the whole charge is not available so from a practical matter, if 90% is available:

    2.5 model = 0.90 x 56 = 48.6 kWh
    3.0 model = 0.90 x 70 = 63.0 kWh

    14.4 kWh / 48.6 kWh = 30% increase in usable battery capacity.

    Of course, another question is whether the new battery's weight density is the same.
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