Tesla Roadster II Range Exceeds 1,000 Kilometers
28 Apr 2019  Mircea Panaitauthor 


    Ryan McCaffrey  @DMC_Ryan · Apr 23, 2019
    Replying to @elonmusk @TheTeslaShow
    Is Roadster still going to be 620 miles, or are some of the S’s new
efficiencies going into that too and pushing the range...<dramatic
pause>…even higher?

    Elon Musk  @elonmusk
    Range will be above 1000km
    12:08 AM - Apr 25, 2019

The Roadster is coming back in 2020, and as opposed to the Lotus Elise-based
original, Tesla isn’t messing around. The Roadster II promises to be one of
the most exciting sports car in the world, capable of 60 mph in 1.9 seconds
thanks to triple-motor AWD.
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When revealed at the Tesla Semi event in November 2017, the one and only
Elon Musk promised 620 miles of range. But the head honcho went one step
further on Twitter. “Range will be above 1,000 kilometers,” translating to
more than 621 miles from the 200-kWh battery.

Let that sink in for a moment. The EPA-rated range of the Model S is 370
miles, following an update to the drivetrain. From a mechanical standpoint,
both the S and X feature air suspension with improved damping and leveling
while cruising on the highway. Even more interesting is that the battery
capacity soldiers on with 100 kilowatt hours.

It is likely that Tesla applied the efficiencies brought to the S and X to
the Roadster II, otherwise it would be hard to explain the increased range.
In the meantime, the full-size Model S remains the EV with the longest range
in the world while the Model X can’t do better than 325 miles.

The upgrade to V3 Supercharger technology translates to 250 kW of
transferring power for the Model 3 and 200 kW for the Model S and Model X.
In the Roadster II, don’t expect anything less than 250 kW or 150 kW from
the existing Supercharger stations.

Those interested in placing an order need to reserve on Tesla’s website,
amounting to $5,000 for the initial credit card payment and $45,000 as a
wire transfer within 10 days. Opt for the Founders Series, and the Roadster
II levels up to $5,000 plus $245,000 within 10 days.

There’s no denying the Roadster II is expensive as hell, but there’s no
quicker car in the world. The record-setting accolades extend with the top
speed of the open-top EV, which can accelerate past 250 miles per hour (402

+ (v)
Tesla drops price, ups the range of Model S and Model X (not at the same
Apr 29 2019  The American EV-maker has lowered the New Zealand entry price
of both models by reintroducing a Standard Range battery option to sit below
the Long Range ... get the Ludicrous Mode upgrade at no additional cost ... 
normally a $16k option ... Which does seem sightly ludicrous ...

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