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New Tesla Roadster Can Go 400 Miles Between Charges


Clearly in a league of its own, electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors has no one to compete with but itself. If there were any doubt of that observation, a Tesla Motors update on the company’s newest Roadster 3.0 model will settle it: The company announced that the new Roadster will boasts significant improvements in the car’s battery power, engine, wheels and tires, resulting in the ability to drive up to 400 miles on a single charge. The previous model of the Roadster could go 244 miles between charges.

From the Tesla Motors blog:

Combining all of these improvements we can achieve a predicted 40-50% improvement on range between the original Roadster and Roadster 3.0. There is a set of speeds and driving conditions where we can confidently drive the Roadster 3.0 over 400 miles. We will be demonstrating this in the real world during a non-stop drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the early weeks of 2015.

If you own a Model S and want an upgrade, founder Elon Musk has some not-so-great news — it’s coming, but not anytime soon.