Monday, September 24, 2007

Tesla Ups Range: 245 Miles per Charge

I just received an email from Michael Marks, the new CEO of Tesla Motors, indicating that they have confirmed the range of 245 miles per charge for the 2008 (first model year) of the Tesla Roadster.

This is great news. They had previously indicated that the range would be closer to 200 miles, so I'm very happy with this news. The disappointing news is that the cars won't start shipping in earnest until Q1 2008. Mine is number 97 so I probably won't be cruising around in my Tesla until next summer. I'm not really too disappointed. I would rather they take their time and make a great (and safe) car.

Check out the official Tesla blog for the details.