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

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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.

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