Tesla Roadster 3.0 improves battery, aerodynamics & distances

Teslaroadster2Tesla announced the Roadster 3 will have a 400 mile range, which will allow a test drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles on a single charge to be completed in early 2015.

The prototype Roadster 3.0 package has three main improvement areas. The Roadster 3.0 will have battery cells 31% more energy than the original Roadster cell. The battery pack will deliver around 70kWh in the same package as the original battery. The drag coefficient (Cd) will go to 0.31 with a retrofit aero kit.

Tires will offer 20% improvement on rolling resistance. Wheel bearings and residual brake drag improvements that further reduce overall rolling resistance of the car.

The Roadster 3 will offer 40-50% improvement on range between the original Roadster and Roadster 3.0.

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