We talked about this a little bit in the original post covering Tesla’s announcement of LUDICROUS SPEED being introduced to the Model S. But buried in the details of that announcement was some more sizable news. In four years, there’s going to be a new Tesla Roadster.
The long-promised but yet-to-be-delivered upgrade to the Tesla Roadster is coming this year, and while Tesla still hasn't told its earliest adopters exactly when they can get the update or how much it cost, the automaker just completed a non-stop, 340-mile trip.
Tesla is out with its 3.0 upgrade for the Roadster, and by combining improved aerodynamics, reduced rolling resistance, and new batteries, Tesla claims its achieved a 40-50 percent improvement on range. And it's going to test that with a road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Tesla's earliest adopters were promised an update to the Roadster before the end of the year and Elon Musk is delivering with less than a week to spare.
The Tesla Roadster was a product of its manufacturer's infancy, and while it drives okay, even the company admits it was a bit of a hack job. In an effort to remedy that, the little convertible is going to receive an upgrade later this year, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Elon Musk is a perfectionist, so it's no surprise that he's willing to admit that the original Tesla Roadster was a mishmash of parts that looked great on paper, but didn't quite mesh in the real world.
NASCAR Sprint Cup races are made up of 43 snarling, V8 beasts. But one day, the V8 could go extinct and NASCAR could go electric. This is what it would be like if Tesla took over NASCAR. Simon and Garfunkel would approve.
Take away timing, ego, innovation, and opportunity and what you are left with is bullshit. And bullshit is a dead deer, a dead car, and the smell of gunpowder and imminent media disaster.
Tesla Motors' response to this morning's revelation that Tesla Roadsters carry a devastating design problem that could lead to the cars becoming "bricked" — i.e. so drained of battery power they are unusable and require a $40,000 replacement — has been to insinuate that the problem was with the owners and not the car.
Tesla Motors' lineup of all-electric vehicles — its existing Roadster, almost certainly its impending Model S, and possibly its future Model X — apparently suffer from a severe limitation that can largely destroy the value of the vehicle. If the battery is ever totally discharged, the owner is left with what Tesla…
Reverse Graffiti, sometimes known as "grime-writing," involves erasing away the soot, dirt, and pollution on a surface to create an image in the negative. Artist Moose Curtis and Fotorater founder Marc Cameron teamed up on commission from the Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin and set four eco-cars in reverse on the walls of…
Yes, that's an electric car geek who's put a Tesla coil in a Tesla Roadster. How very meta. Commence Xzibit jokes in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... [via Facebook]
Remember that time Top Gear gave the Tesla Roadster such a thrashing it broke, except it really didn't break? Tesla does, and it's now filed suit against the BBC and Top Gear accusing the Beeb of defamation. UPDATE
This Tesla Roadster's looking suspiciously hot with the ski rack up top. Unfortunately, it's ruined by Elon Musk's charge they're not going to stop until all cars are electric. Your own quotes in your booth? Hmm... megalomania.
Imagine pulling into a parking space that charges your EV wirelessly, while you go and pop a pill for dinner. The eCoupled induction charger for electric cars is one car-related doo-dad showing at CES this week. The future's now, apparently.