Tesla to Extend Roadster Range to 400 Miles

By Paul Riegler on 26 December 2014
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Tesla S at a charging station

Tesla Motors, which launched its first car, the two-seat Tesla Roadster, in 2008, announced an upgrade for the vehicle that will extend its range to 400 miles (644 kilometers).

The upgrade for the vehicle, which was manufactured through 2012, will enable the car to drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco without a recharge.  It will also give the car the longest range of any electric vehicle.

The news was announced by the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, via Twitter: “Roadster upgrade will enable non-stop travel from LA to SF — almost 400 mile range. Details tmrw. Merry Christmas!”

A follow-up tweet from Musk promised an eventual upgrade for the four-door Model S model as well: “Should mention that a battery pack upgrade is not coming soon for the Model S, but it obviously *will* happen long-term.”

Musk did not say whether the upgrade would be complimentary or come with a price tag.

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