Tesla Roadster2.5 Base

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Main Specifications

Years of Production2010 - 2012
Country of ManufactureUSA (Tesla)
Accel. 0-60 mph3.7 s39 out of 332
Range244 miles147 out of 332
Battery53 kWh206 out of 332
New from:$ 128,500
Used from:$ N/A
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3.7 s

Accel. 0-60 mph3.7 s
Top speed125 mph (201 km/h)
  • Battery pack capacity
    53 kWh
  • Range
    244 miles
  • Body style roadster
    Body
    Roadster
  • Charge port for USA type1
    Charge Port
    Type1
  • Charge port for EU not-available
    Charge Port
    Not announced

Specs of Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base

Battery and Charging
Range EPA244 miles (393 km)
Range WLTPN/A
Battery pack capacity53 kWh
Max charging power (AC)16.8 kW
Max charging power (DC)N/A
Avg. charging speed (DC)~0 mph
Powertrain
Accel. 0-60 mph3.7 s
Top speed125 mph (201 km/h)
Engine power288 hp (215 kW)
Engine torque273 lb-ft (370 Nm)
Efficiency22 kWh/100 miles
Drive typeRWD
Motor typeAC-induction
Body and Chassis
Number of seats2
Dimensions (LxWxH)155.3 x 73.7 x 44.4 in
Wheelbase92.6 in
Curb weight2727 lb
Cargo volumeN/A
Towing capacityN/A

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About Tesla Roadster

GENERAL

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

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