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.