Market Overview

Tesla Claims 40% To 50% Range Improvement For Roadster 3.0

Tesla Claims 40% To 50% Range Improvement For Roadster 3.0

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced improvements to its prototype Roadster 3.0 package Friday.

Citing advances in batteries, aerodynamics and rolling resistance the company claimed it “can achieve a predicted 40-50 percent improvement on range between the original Roadster and Roadster 3.0.

“There is a set of speeds and driving conditions where we can confidently drive the Roadster 3.0 over 400 miles. We will be demonstrating this in the real world during a non-stop drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the early weeks of 2015.”

The advances in battery technology included a pack “that has 31 percent more energy than the original Roadster cell” and can deliver “roughly 70kWh in the same package as the original battery.”

Tesla Motors recently traded at $226.62, up 1.9 percent.

Posted-In: News Intraday Update Best of Benzinga


Related Articles (TSLA)

View Comments and Join the Discussion!
Don't Miss Any Updates!
News Directly in Your Inbox
Subscribe to:
Benzinga Premarket Activity
Get pre-market outlook, mid-day update and after-market roundup emails in your inbox.
Market in 5 Minutes
Everything you need to know about the market - quick & easy.
Daily Analyst Rating
A summary of each day’s top rating changes from sell-side analysts on the street.
Fintech Focus
A daily collection of all things fintech, interesting developments and market updates.
Thank You

Thank you for subscribing! If you have any questions feel free to call us at 1-877-440-ZING or email us at