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Published on June 7th, 2014 | by Chris Demorro

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Tesla Roadster Could Get An Upgrade Later This Year

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June 7th, 2014 by Chris Demorro
 

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Originally posted on Gas2.org

It’s been three years since the last Tesla Roadster was built, but Elon Musk isn’t done with it yet. At a recent Tesla shareholders conference, Elon Musk said that Tesla would do “something cool” for the Roadster. Way to leave it open-ended.

Musk has gone on record as saying that he wishes they’d done the original Tesla Roadster differently, as they had to re-engineer most of the Lotus Elise body. Tesla only sold about 2,300 of the $100,000 Roadsters, and with it being three years since production ended, nobody was expecting any sort of upgrade.

But that’s how Tesla does, apparently, and while we lack specifics, it isn’t hard to guess what this “something cool” might be. Being all electric, Tesla can tweak and tune the Roadster’s performance with a simple software upgrade. This upgrade could unlock more driving range, improve charging, or amp up the power output, plain and simple.

Will this upgrade be free? I don’t know, but it’d set a new precedent for customer support and service post-sale. Free upgrades for an out-of-production car that won’t be replaced for another five years is unheard of in the auto industry. But for Tesla, it’s as easy as downloading a song.

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Source: Jalopnik

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A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or esle, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.



  • CaptD

    Tesla would be very smart to offer these upgrades because then all their eVehicles would be far more valuable since their owners would then have an upgrade path that would allow the use of better batteries, better tech and other “upgrades” that the owners of these eVehicles might want.

    Tesla would again set the standard/bar much higher since no other Manufacturer does this and this alone would be yet another reason to only buy a Tesla…

  • CaptD

    Another new Tesla first:

    Is Elon Musk About To Blow The Roof Off The Electric Car Industry? http://shar.es/PCXgC

    • http://zacharyshahan.com/ Zachary Shahan

      Yeah, have another story on that coming. :D

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