Tesla Roadster, Model S, 3, and X News
Tesla Motors seems incapable of offering more than one model for sale at a time. First came the Tesla Roadster in 2008 which ended production in 2012 and then Tesla shifted its focus to Model S, a luxury five door hatchback.
For what feels like an eternity, Tesla Motors has been promising their newest cars, the Model X a Fully electric high-performance luxury SUV/minivan like crossover and Model 3 a fully electric Mercedes C-Class and BMW 3 series competitor.
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors has taken to his company’s blog recently and in my opinion revealed a little too much and that has contributed to their stock TSLA soaring to $282.26 a share today, only $9 a share lower than its highest state.
Tesla will begin delivery of its Model X to its customers by end of September 2015, and Model 3 will go on sale by August, 2017.
There is now an option to upgrade your Model S’ battery pack output from 1300 to 1500 Amps which results in a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.8 seconds and a quarter mile time of 10.9 seconds, and they call it Ludicrous Mode.
BMW i5 hasn’t come out yet, and it’s already outclassed by the new upgraded Model S.
With BMW investing more and more into its BMW i division, Tesla needs to continue to innovate in order to keep its bread and butter, the Model S relevant.
Green Cars have their own type of buyers and quite frankly the Model S is aging, and every single one on the road looks just like the other.
I’m hoping that Elon Musk reads this and realizes that the Model S needs a visual revamp very quickly.
Elon Musk has revealed that they are working on the Roadster successor which will be faster than the Ludicrous Mode available in Mode S, and it will most likely be just as fast as the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Next generation Tesla Roadster is due to go on sale in August, 2019 and for it to be on par with the now sold out Porsche 918 Spyder which cost over $850,000 it needs to beat a 2.2 seconds 0 to 60 mph.
The original Roadster had a range of 245 miles on a single charge, and Tesla has an upgrade the current Roadster owners can purchase which consists of new aerodynamic upgrades, tires and new batteries which gives the all electric sports car an impressive 400 miles range on a single charge.
It’s a shame that only 2,500 Roadsters were ever built, and currently they sell for $70,000 to $100,000 in used car market (mileage depending).
Source: Tesla Motors