It Is Super Fast, Super Cool And It Could Be On Your Driveway! It Is the New Tesla Roadster AWD Supercar!
If there is one individual that is knowledgeable about velocity, acceleration, speed and range, it is the founder of Space Exploration Technologies Corp, known simply as Space X, the company that very recently concluded a high-profile mission to space. The founder of Space X, is also a founder of many other innovative companies to include Tesla, Inc., a leading force in the low carbon automotive sector. Yes, it is Elon Musk.
It should be no surprise that Elon Musk has commonality in his aspirations for space and earth travel. The all new Tesla Roadster battery-electric vehicle (BEV) is a case in point.
The California based electric vehicle manufacturer claims the new electric Roadster supercar will be the “quickest car in the world, with record-setting acceleration, range and performance.” Yes, the production-series Roadster electric car is set to break a number of records, to include the fastest production car ever built.
The zero tailpipe emission electric vehicle can achieve 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, with a top speed of 250 mph. The EV can accelerate 0-100 mph in 4.2 seconds and 1/4 mile in 8.8 seconds. The four-wheel drive will have two independent motors powering the front and rear wheels respectively.
But if that alone is not impressive enough, the AWD BEV will have a zero-emission electric range of 620 miles and seat 4! To put the range in perspective, a family of four can drive from London to Inverness (570 miles) with range to spare. Now that is impressive.
Of course the EV will be capable of DC charging and expect it to fully charge within an hour! The EV is expected to come with a 200 kWh lithium-ion battery.
The EV also incorporates a light weight and removable glass roof, so that the electric car can be converted into a convertible without much effort.
The New Tesla Roadster was unveiled by Elon Musk in November 2017, but this is not the first Roadster developed by the famed electric vehicle manufacturer.
The original Roadster was built between 2008 to 2012. The electric sports car was based on the Lotus Elise chassis. The company sold nearly 2,500 electric Roadsters across 30 countries. Among many milestones achieved by the pure electric car, it also holds the distinction of being the only car to be launched into orbit on a test flight in February 2018.
Do not expect to have the new Tesla Roadster on your driveway anytime soon. Production of the EV is expected to commence in 2022 (it was initially set to be available in 2020, but was delayed) and will be first delivered to US customers. Expect deliveries in the UK in 2023. The electric car will be manufactured in California.
However, you can reserve one today on the Tesla UK website. Tesla has up to 1,000 units of the Founders Series priced at £189,000. To reserve this EV requires a fully refundable deposit of £4,000, with the remaining £185,000 due within 10 days. So, not your average day is it!
Of course, you can book the standard Roadster instead, but that too will require a payment of £34,000 within 10 days from the initial reservation.
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