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Tesla in Planning Stages for Second Generation Roadster

Will not be on market before 2016 at earliest

 
 
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Tesla says that it is in early planning for the second generation Roadster

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has admitted that it is in the early planning stages for a next generation RoadsterRoadster ConvertibleTesla Roadster ConvertibleUnited States of America, 2010 > present3 photos
. It already delayed the Model X crossover until late 2014, and it has been planning its smaller, cheaper car since before the Model SModel STesla Model SUnited States of America, 2012 > present2 photos
went on sale. The second generation Roadster would come after these two cars in 2016 at the absolute earliest. 

Unlike the previous generation, the new Tesla Roadster would use a Tesla-developed chassis. Power would come from what will be at the time a cutting-edge electric powertrain. The new car will improve the original's 200-mile range and 4.0 second acceleration to 60mph. 

“If you fast forward beyond that, we go back to the roadster and do things that people aren’t doing and push the envelope. That would be the next-generation roadster,” said Tesla Vice President for Sales and Ownership George Blankenship. 

Tesla plans to open its first store in the UK in the near future. 

Source: Autocar

 
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Engine
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Top Speed
130 mph
Transmission
2, Automatic with overdrive
Maximum power
251 hp @ 8000 rpm
Type
Roadster
Fuel
Electric
Range
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price
$ 109.000
annual ownership cost
$ 165

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