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Tesla’s New Roadster 3.0 Said to Travel 400 Miles on One Charge

It’s safe to say that Tesla is the king of high-end electric cars. A Christmas announcement came straight from the Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, and it’s a good one we might add. The company’s new Roadster 3.0 has received quite the upgrade, one that will allow it to travel 400 miles on one single charge. That will allow the car to go 40-50 percent longer than other vehicles, and being 15 percent more aerodynamic doesn’t hurt.


“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.

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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.”


jnffarrell1 (not verified)    December 27, 2014 - 9:30AM

In the hills around the Bay Area sit numerous homes that will never again have to throw out food, or go without light when the the Public- Utility- Commission(ed) investment trust delivers a grid failure when expected weather extremes once again fail the grid. Adding two way flows from Tesla batteries in the house and Tesla batteries in the car further assures homeowner safety and comfort.

Curt Robbins (not verified)    January 4, 2015 - 11:56AM

You have a few inaccuracies here, folks. The new SUV is called the Model X (with the "X" denoting the all-wheel-drive, like on the Model S P85D). The forthcoming 2017 Model 3 (or III) is actually a sedan, very similar to the Model S, but only smaller and with a shorter driving range.

dbk (not verified)    February 18, 2015 - 2:37PM

I wonder if they would give thought to an all wheel drive roadster with a decent clearance for off road?
This baby here is sweet but I like to go off road when i travel; I like the idea of the X, but I am single and want my next car to be one that does not invite room for taxi rides and hauling, other than my own.
Simply put I am keeping my eyes open for an all wheel sporty car that likes to hug the road and knows how to move the moment my foot hits the pedal.