“There is a set of speeds and driving conditions where we can confidently drive the Roadster 3.0 over 400 miles,” the company wrote in a blog post on Friday. “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.”
Tesla continues to impress after announcing that the Model S will join the all-wheel-drive market with a slew of goodies including better acceleration, auto-pilot, and last but not least, efficiency. Somewhere down the line, the Model S might receive an upgraded battery pack but Musk can’t tell us when that will take place, and not likely anytime soon. One thing that will be happening is a lithium-ion battery Gigafactory in Nevada, a place full renewable energy at low-cost as well as unbeatable tax incentives. The new gigafactory is predicted to employ 6,500 and crank out enough lithium-ion batteries than what is currently produced globally.
Continuing to improve the world of EVs, Tesla is selling like hotcakes with a jump 75 percent over the course of a year, although the cars are a bit pricey for the average Joe. The company even announced its new SUV dubbed the Model III which is planned to debut sometime in 2017 and is said to be priced at $35.000.
Those that are going green around the home with solar panels for their own electricity needs can also power their car off of that accumulated energy.
Chris Mooney says, “for a household that buys an electric vehicle and also owns a solar panel system generating enough power for both the home and the electric car, the monthly cost might be just $89 per month — compared with $255 per month for a household driving a regular car without any solar panels.”