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Tesla Roadster launch delayed again says Elon Musk

The second-generation Tesla Roadster has been delayed for a second time, according to CEO Elon Musk. Production – and the first round of deliveries – are now reportedly scheduled for 2022. Announced in 2017 and originally slated for launch in mid-2020, the new Roadster was previously pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic...

Tesla Roadster’s rocket propulsion explained

A new video by a popular automotive YouTube channel has gone to lengths to work out how Tesla’s proposed rocket propulsion system may work on its upcoming Roadster electric sports car. The video, posted by channel Engineering Explained, discusses how Tesla’s ‘SpaceX’ option – which sees the Roadster’s rear seats removed in favour of a large tank with highly-pressurised air inside, able to vent pressure to 10 jets located on the car’s exterior – might affect performance figures...

Jay Leno samples the Tesla Roadster and Model 3 - video

Jay Leno has a massive collection of fuel-guzzling supercars, but his taste for power and speed mean he's also keen on the electric hypercars of tomorrow. In the latest instalment of Jay Leno's Garage, the TV personality swaps out of a first-generation Tesla Roadster into the new Model 3 and the wild second-gen Roadster...

Tesla Roadster returns, Musk calls it world's fastest car

Tesla has pulled an old school 'surprise reveal' today, wheeling out a second iteration of the Roadster that originally made the company's name. We thought we were just going to be watching the web reveal of its new electric truck..

Tesla Roadster 3.0 upgrade priced at $47,000

The Telsa Roadster 3.0 upgrade has begun its slow roll out, with local owners set to pay just a little over $47,000 if they want the revised battery pack.

Tesla Roadster successor confirmed for 2019

A new-generation Tesla Roadster will launch before the end of the decade with acceleration to rival the world’s quickest performance cars. Buried in a press release about the upgraded 2016 Tesla Model S and its new ‘Ludicrous’ drive mode is confirmation of the forthcoming convertible sports car, which the California-based electric car company promises will be even more hardcore than its sub-3...

Tesla Roadster 3.0 update improves range to at least 550km

American electric car company Tesla has announced major details for the 3.0 update for its Roadster, a model that went out of production at the beginning of 2012. As expected, a major component of the update is a new battery pack, which can now store 31 per cent more energy. The new cells fit into the same space as the car's original pack, but instead of delivering 53kWh, the new design delivers around 70kWh...

Tesla Roadster update coming next week

American electric car maker Tesla Motors is scheduled to announce upgrades for the now-discontinued Tesla Roadster next week. Responding to a tweet from Manfred Hillinger, Tesla Motors CEO, Elon Musk, responded: "Roadster update details coming next week. Several crisis issues w higher priority pushed this out longer than expected...