Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base

Years of Production
2010 - 2012 Discontinued
Country of Manufacture
USA Tesla
Acceleration 0-60 mph
3.8 sec 17 out of 103
Range
NEDC range is an estimate. No official data.
244 miles 42 out of 103
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 55 out of 103

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Battery pack capacity

miles

Range

Acceleration 0-60 mph

Top speed

roadster

Type1

Not announced

Charge Port

Battery and Charging

Range
NEDC range is an estimate. No official data.
244 miles
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
AC charging
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
DC charging
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

Powertrain

Acceleration 0-60 mph
3.8 sec
Top speed
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.
288 hp
Engine Torque
273 lb-ft
Efficiency
22 kWh/100 miles

Body and Chassis

Drive type
RWD
Number of seats
2
Dimensions (LxWxH)
155,3 x 73,7 x 44,4 in
Wheelbase
93 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

About Tesla Roadster Official Website

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 Home Charging
0-100% charge*
NEMA 5-15
120 volt / 15 amp / 1.4 kW
Standard american socket-outlet NEMA 5-15
38 h
Standard american
socket-outlet
NEMA 14-50
240 volt / 32 amp / 7.7 kW
American socket-outlet for electric oven NEMA 14-50
7 h
American socket-outlet
for electric oven
* We recommend to keep the battery charge level between 10 - 90% in order to prevent battery degradation.

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