Some time ago, a Tesla Roadster update was announced by the Palo Alto automaker – one which would sport a bigger 70 kWh battery pack, low rolling-resistance tires, and some sleek aerodynamic enhancements. The combined effect of all these components together: up to 400 miles of total electric range.
Rather unfortunately, owners of the Tesla Roadster are growing restless waiting for the 3.0 upgrade package to finally arrive. But now, as Autoblog reports, we finally have a sense of when to expect the release: August of this year.
That projection is straight from the mouth of the great horse himself, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who Tweeted in response to a question from a concerned fan. The Tweet read: “New Roadster battery should complete safety validation by end of July, so likely available in August.”
Of course, as Autoblog observes, the automaker has been decidedly mum on several important details of the Tesla Roadster 3.0 package, such as whether the new battery pack will enable the use of supercharger stations in the Tesla Roadster, or even a ballpark cost projection. But as Tesla Motors has proven time and time again, one can’t rush perfection.