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Its HEEEEERE !!

Tâm | 2 September, 2015

Still, they do not confirm nor deny Supercharger capability.

What's going on?

Ankit Mishra | 2 September, 2015

I don't think they would be adding to there already clogged up SC problem until they solve the locals problem.

Ankit Mishra | 2 September, 2015

What is the range of roadster now? And what it will be after this upgrade? How much range degradation it has seen after all these years of regular driving?

TytanX | 2 September, 2015

There is no mention of the wheel bearing and aero changes in the Tesla Shop. Anyone know if they went ahead with this? What is the final capacity of the battery? They said they increased in from the original update. How much weight does this add?Are roadster owners going to be interested in the added weight?

I feel like roadster owners would be more interested in a performance update as opposed to range update.

michael.palffy | 3 September, 2015

The battery should not be heavier, but the question is rather whether the charge will be in DC (supercharger) or three-phase current or optional dual charging as the Model S. If this is not the cases, this upgrade will not have much success ..!

coyote | 3 September, 2015

Just got off the phone with them. No Superchargers for Roadsters, even with the new batteries.

It's kind of a slap in the face to those of us who invested heavily right out of the box--big price tags, big risks--but no Superchargers. In fact, even getting the upgraded battery isn't a slam dunk.

They could do a better job with customer relations.

Earl and Nagin ... | 4 September, 2015

@coyote,
While I'd love to get Supercharger access for my Roadster, that probably isn't realistic.
It would involve many changes to the Roadster, especially in the cooling area.
I doubt that the current battery cooling system could enable much more than 20 KW (80 amp, 240volt) much of the time anyway. I know that I've had to take special measures when trying to charge in temperatures greater than 100F already at 17 kW although those affect the Power Electronics Module (PEM) more than the battery.
With 400 mile range (probably 350 mile realistic driving), there isn't as much need for Supercharging anyway.

scapescape | 9 September, 2015

Absolutely shocked to learn of yesterday's post that 1.5s are NOT eligible for the 3.0 upgrade. Why is this posted now almost a year after the original upgrade announcement?

bobinfla | 10 September, 2015

Very disappointed with this. More disappointed in Tesla's treatment and the lack of communication. No word about not being applicable for the 1.5s until after the announcement was made and owners starting putting their deposits down (to be refunded later). Still no word concerning what about the 1.5s? Are they working on this issue so the 1.5s can get 3.0 someday? No Word. Is there a plan to deal with failing 1.5 packs down the road, or are we now limited to the lifespan of the battery we now have, then off to the scrap heap? No word. What about fulfillment of the BRO? No word.

The silver lining, I guess, is that I'm not on their waiting list. Have they completed the certification testing that was going to be done in July yet? No word. When are they actually going to start fulfilling orders? No word. How long will the ramp up be and they will be doing 3 cars a week? No word.

Some words would be really appreciated about now.

richardean412 | 10 September, 2015

Earl & Nagin : Coyote,
No 400 mile range,and at best 340 mile range( 245+85 w/upgrade) and Coyote no Supercharger!
The reality of what Tesla has done for Roadster owners is given us Range Anxiety.
Tesla and Elon Musk assumed in the beginning the Roadster owners would not drive beyond the maximum range of the Roadster and therefore left us to either charge at home or use the Level 1 & 2 public charging stations while on the road.
Elon Musk and his Tesla team decided for us that we did not have a great enough range need as Roadster drivers, to install HPC 70 AMP charging connections at the 2000 Supercharger stations Tesla installed for the convenience of the Model S and future Model X owners,thus Range Anxiety for Roadster owners.
Is there any Roadster owners in our community who have experience with the Henry Sharp Roadster Can Jr. used primarily for connecting the Roadster directly to the J1772 level 1 & 2 public charging stations and would U recommend using it?
The price is quoted at $695.00 compared to the &750 Tesla 4 ft. pigtail connector.
Thanks,
Dean412

JeffreyR | 9 October, 2015

No idea if the OpenEVSE folks would be a help for you Roadster owners. I attended TMC Connect this year, and their Tech Talk slides are posted online (#3 comment):

http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/50728-TMC-Connect-Content-...

Seems like they have some serious EE chops and maybe could help.

velnosju | 21 October, 2015

First I wanna say that I am not a troll just to here to stir trouble. I sincerely want to understand that mindset. I love Tesla and am an investor myself and have followed them from almost the beginning. I realize that some of you are roadster owners and that you are seeing significant upgrades to Model S and would like to see the same for your roadsters. However, the roadster is a discontinued car. There was no promise of supercharging for the roadster specifically. Buyers knew exactly what they were buying and what they weren't. Why are some of them now upset that a battery upgrade, which Tesla didn't even need to provide to be honest, isn't good enough? The roadster was their first car, paving the way for the model S. It was a car to prove that electric cars could be disruptive and competitive. No car company offers upgrades like this to discontinued models yet there is an outcry when Tesla's is "not good enough". They released a battery upgrade for owners that wanted a new battery to extend the life of their car and it happened to have increase range.
To be completely honest, when I heard they were doing an upgrade, I was excited because the roadster is what initially got us all excited and its an amazing car, however I was actually surprised. With all the effort of R&D and tooling and plant development for the Model S, X and 3, it is astonishing that Tesla would put in the effort to dedicate resources to retrofit a discontinued model. What kind of business model looks to retrofit older and somewhat discontinued technology instead of 100% focus on the improved production models that will advance the company? Communication maybe could have been better with what was being released and for what roadster models definitely. While I appreciate the early adopters of Tesla for helping the company initially grow, and I realize that not all roadster owners feel this way, I do believe that maybe some roadster owners are pushing the expectations bar a bit too high.
Sorry if the tone of this post seems angry, as that is not my intention. It was just a little upsetting to see all the negative attitudes towards Tesla for this upgrade.