Car nerds, you just got an extra present under the tree.
Elon Musk has confirmed an upgrade for the Tesla Roadster, the electric car company’s convertible model, and says that the new feature significantly boosts its range.
Roadster upgrade will enable non-stop travel from LA to SF — almost 400 mile range. Details tmrw. Merry Christmas!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 25, 2014
The old Roadster can travel up to 244 miles on a single charge, according to the company, which makes the new Roadster’s 400-mile range a nearly 2x improvement. Musk hinted that the Roadster retrofit would involve swapping in a totally new battery pack.
With the Roadster’s starting price still hovering at over $100,000, most of us won’t be reaping the benefits of this technology upgrade anytime soon. But, said Musk, expect it to arrive eventually in the Model S.
“It obviously *will* happen long-term,” he tweeted.
More details are expected to drop Friday.
Source : http://www.washingtonpost.com/