01 Dec '17, 3pm

Life with Tesla Model S: musings on new Tesla Roadster

Like almost everyone else, I was blown away by Tesla’s surprise introduction of the second-generation Roadster at the recent semi-truck reveal event. Zero to sixty in 1.9 seconds, a 620-mile range, gorgeous sleek lines, and a price of $200,000. Mind-blowing indeed. But a few of the new Roadster’s numbers didn’t add up for me. DON'T MISS: Life with Tesla Model S: assessing my new 100D vs old 2013 electric car First, that 620-mile range, by far the longest of any production electric car. Some critics doubt that such a thing is even remotely possible. But my response was just the opposite: why isn’t it 800 miles? Weight and drag The new Roadster has a massive 200-kWh battery, twice the capacity of my Model S 100D. Yet it has less than twice the range of my car, which is EPA rated at 335 miles. 2020 Tesla Roadster Enlarge Photo That means a small two-seat sports car is actuall...

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