Tesla Announces Roadster 3.0 – With 400 Mile Range

Luxury electric car maker Tesla has announced a new version of the Tesla Roadster, the 3.0. Most interestingly it has a range of 400 miles – unprecedented in electric vehicles that usually max out at 100 miles.

The Tesla Roadster has a 70kWh battery pack that is the same size as the original Roadster’s 53kWh pack. This yields an impressive 400 mile range, making it the first EV to be able to drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles on one charge. The original Roadster was Tesla’s first vehicle, however it was not met with the same level of success as its successor, the Model S saloon car. The original Roadster was seen more as of an experiment for Tesla, a company founded by PayPal billionaire Elon Musk.

Pricing and a release date for the new car has yet to be released.

Source: TechCrunch

Chinese Tesla Owner Smashes Own Car In Protest

In a bid to protest against electric car manufacturer Tesla, Yo Xinquan in China decided to wreck his brand new Tesla Model S. It’s a pretty expensive way to protest, but that didn’t stop Yu from taking a wrench to the front of his car and beating the life out of it.

This isn’t the first time he has protested against the company, as he has previously led customers to protest delayed deliveries. His frustration comes from Tesla’s delayed entry into the Chinese market.

“Tesla’s arrogance made me angry” said Yu, “I feel like I just married a woman who has been married before” he added in response to Tesla delaying shipments to the region earlier this year.

This at first seems like a poor way to protest, but just think about it. I’m reading this story, you’re reading this story, Yu wanted his story to be heard and get the attention of Tesla, he succeeded. Shame he had to ruin that lovely car in the process.

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