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NEW ROADSTER TO BE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK!!!!

NEW ROADSTER TO BE ANNOUNCED THIS WEEK!!!!

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.

TytanX_ | 23 décembre 2014

There is nothing in that article about a new roadster. It is speculated that the announcement will be the long anticipated battery update.

Captain_Zap | 23 décembre 2014

More than one bad reporter is spreading that rumor.

dodgydentist | 23 décembre 2014

I agree nothing definite.

Is this a better article?

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/tesla/roadster/89888/tesla-roadster-update-...

petochok | 25 décembre 2014

12/26 according to the latest tweet.

NTech | 25 décembre 2014

Elon just confirmed this via twitter, with this statement:
Roadster upgrade will enable non-stop travel from LA to SF -- almost 400 mile range. Details tmrw. Merry Christmas!

Brian H | 26 décembre 2014

Not really a new Roadster. Upgraded battery, aerodynamics, rolling resistance. ~70 kWh. Upgrades.

AmpedUP | 26 décembre 2014

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.

TytanX_ | 26 décembre 2014

@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!

zero K | 26 décembre 2014

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.

Earl and Nagin ... | 26 décembre 2014

Car is tuned for existing battery pack weight. Changing would affect stability.
It wouldn't be easy to reduce battery weight.

Benz | 27 décembre 2014

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?

PatT | 27 décembre 2014

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.