Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base

New from
N/A
Used from
64,990
Years of Production
2010 - 2012 Discontinued
Country of Manufacture
USA Tesla
Acceleration 0-60 mph
3.8 s 24 out of 124
Range
Real-life figures may differ significantly depending on weather conditions and driving style.
244 mi 53 out of 124
Battery
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 70 out of 124
Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base

Battery pack capacity

in its group

mi

Range

in its group

Acceleration 0-60 mph

Top speed

roadster

Type1

Not announced

Charge Port

Battery and Charging

Range EPA
244 mi
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.
not supported
Avg. charging speed (DC)
~0 mph

Powertrain

Acceleration 0-60 mph
3.8 s
Top speed
125 mph
Engine power, hp
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.
288 hp (215 kW)
Engine torque
273 lb-ft
Efficiency
22 kWh/100 mi
Drive type
RWD
Motor type
AC-induction

Body and Chassis

Number of seats
2
Dimensions (LxWxH)
155,3 x 73,7 x 44,4 in
Wheelbase
92.6 in
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.
2727 lb
Body style
Roadster
Cargo volume
Maximum cargo volume of the vehicle with the seats upright.
N/A
Towing capacity
N/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
Tesla Roadster сharging at home
NEMA 5-15
Standard american<br />socket-outlet
Standard american
socket-outlet
NEMA 14-50
American socket-outlet<br />for electric oven
American socket-outlet
for electric oven
Voltage
V
Amperage
A
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Charging power kWh
Charging speed mph
Charging time h
Charging speed is limited by the car’s on-board charger (16.8 kWh)
* We recommend to keep the battery charge level between 10 and 90% in order to prevent battery degradation.

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