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Tesla Roadster2.5 Base


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Main Specifications

Years of Production2010 - 2012
Country of ManufactureUSA (Tesla)
Accel. 0-60 mph3.7 s54 out of 664
Range244 miles411 out of 664
Battery53 kWh464 out of 664
New from$ 128,500
Used from$ N/A
Accel. 0-60 mph3.7 s
Battery pack capacity53 kWh
Range244 miles
Charge PortType1 Not announced

Specs of Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base

Battery and Charging

Range EPA
244 miles (393 km)
Range WLTP
Battery pack capacity
53 kWh
Max charging power (AC)
16.8 kW
Max charging power (DC)
Avg. charging speed (DC)
~0 mph


Accel. 0-60 mph
3.7 s
Top speed
125 mph (201 km/h)
Engine power
288 hp (215 kW)
Engine torque
273 lb-ft (370 Nm)
22 kWh/100 miles
Drive type
Motor type

Body and Chassis

Number of seats
Dimensions (LxWxH)
155.3 x 73.7 x 44.4 in
92.6 in
Curb weight
2727 lb
Cargo volume
Towing capacity

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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

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