It appears that Tesla’s first model, the Roadster is in for a second chance to life, with Elon Musk, the well known CEO, billionaire entrepreneur and co-founder, claiming the model would get an incremental upgrade.
Details coming from the chief executive are scarce at the moment, but the preliminaries revealed so far seem enticing enough: with a host of range and performance upgrades on store. The current configuration for the Roadster has a lithium-ion pack of cells in a 6,831 unit configuration, leading to enough juice for a 245 miles (394 km) road trip. The model to be presented next year is going to get that range bumped to almost 400 miles (644 km). Recharge times have not been revealed, but the current generation needs around three and a half hours to get to 100%, using the Tesla High Power Wall Connector at 240 volts and 70 amps.
The other improvements that have been in development would be detailed soon and we might also get to see some performance tweaks designed to improve the current situation: the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) mark is achieved in 3.9 seconds and the electric car can top out at 125 mph (201 km/h).In other related news, Musk also hinted at the fact that the luxury Model S sedan might also get a battery pack upgrade, which naturally should provide a better range.