Submitted by cablechewer on Fri, 2014-12-26 12:41
Ever since it was announced the Roadster would be upgraded I have been wondering about a couple of things. I am very happy with the updates announced for the Roadster, but I am still wondering about the items below. Anyone know the answers?
If Tesla made a lighter pack to achieve 50-50 weight distribution in the Roadster would they need to make a lot of modifications to the traction control and other systems in the car? Would any countries require crash testing the vehicle again?
This doesn't mention supercharger capability, but I assume the hurdles to overcome there are the PEM and the connectors. I assume an adapter could be made. I wonder if a new PEM could ever pay for itself or if that will have to wait for a future revision when maybe it could be shared with a new Roadster design. I guess the question here is how many engineering, testing and maintenance hours does something like a PEM upgrade need? Will it ever be worthwhile for the older model? If it is too expensive an upgrade few existing owners will buy it.