Tesla Roadster 2.0
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Acceleration 0-100 km/h

Top speed

Body style roadster


Charge port for USA type1


Charge port for USA not-available

Not announced

Charge Port

Battery and Charging

Range EPA 393 km (244 miles)
Range NEDC N/A
Range WLTP N/A
Battery pack capacity
kWh is a unit of energy, equivalent to the energy transferred in one hour by one kilowatt of power. The average electric car can do around 3 mi (5 km) on 1 kWh of energy.
53 kWh
Max charging power (AC)
Maximum power the car can take when charging from an alternating current power socket. It is determined by the on-board charger power.
16.8 kW
Max charging power (DC)
Maximum power the car can take when charging at specially designed DC charging stations. Such stations are usually located near the main highways to enable convenient road trips.
Avg. charging speed (DC) ~0 km/h


Acceleration 0-100 km/h 4.0 s
Top speed 201 km/h (125 mph)
Engine power
Tesla doesn’t officially state the engine power of it’s vehicles. The number used here is the max power the battery of the vehicle can deliver to the wheels at one time.
248 hp (185 kW)
Engine torque 370 Nm (273 lb-ft)
Efficiency 13 kWh/100 km
Drive type RWD
Motor type
Permanent-magnet motor is good for efficiency, while AC-induction motor can produce greater power.

Body and Chassis

Number of seats 2
Dimensions (LxWxH) 3945 x 1872 x 1128 mm
Wheelbase 2352 mm
Curb weight
Curb weight or kerb weight is the total weight of a vehicle with standard equipment, all necessary operating consumables such as transmission oil and air conditioning refrigerant, while not loaded with either passengers or cargo.
1305 kg
Body style Roadster
Cargo volume
Maximum cargo volume of the vehicle with the seats upright.
Towing capacity N/A

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About Tesla Roadster

The Tesla Roadster is a battery electric vehicle sports car that was produced by Tesla Motors (now Tesla, Inc.) in California from 2008 to 2012. The Roadster was the first highway legal serial production all-electric car to use lithium-ion battery cells and the first production all-electric car to travel more than 320 kilometres (200 mi) on one charge. It is also the first production car to be launched into orbit, carried by a Falcon Heavy rocket in a test flight on February 6, 2018.

The Tesla Roadster provides 100 percent of its available torque all of the time, from 0 to 14,000 rpm, allowing it to accelerate from standstill to 62mph (100km/h) at break-neck speed. In addition it can travel up to 244 miles (400km) on one charge, maxes out at 125mph (200km/h), and doesn’t require a single drop of gas.
Still, the Roadster isn’t perfect. Like the Lotus Elise, with which it shares some components, the Roadster’s interior cabin lacks comfort, luxury, convenience and cargo room. However, most drivers won’t mind. «We can easily deal with any of the Roadster Sport’s minor faults because this car is so blessed fun to drive,» writes Autoblog. «This isn’t some concept vehicle made out of unobtanium. It’s available today (well, there’s a three month backlog in Roadster orders), and it certainly won our hearts again just as it did the first time we drove it.»

Tesla announced an optional upgrade to current Roadsters, the Roadster 3.0 in December 2014.
It will have a new battery pack from LG Chem, with capacity increased by 50% to 80 kWh.
Another improvement is a new aero kit designed to reduce drag, and new tires with lower rolling resistance.
Awards & Achievements
Time: Best Inventions 2006 ? Transportation Invention
Forbes: Best Cars 2006, New car that best lived up to the Hype
Popular Mechanics: Breakthrough Awards 2006
INDEX: Award 2007
BusinessWeek: Best Product Design of 2007, Ecodesign
CarDomain: People's Choice: Most Exciting 2007 Car Launch
Time: Best Inventions 2008 ? Transportation Invention
2009 Best Green Exotic, duPont REGISTRY
Global Green USA: 2010 Product/Industrial Design

Tesla Roadster Timeline

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