Elon Musk Tweets To Announce New Roadster Battery Availability

Elon Musk Tweets To Announce New Roadster Battery Availability

Four months ago, Tesla announced that a 70 kWh battery & aero upgrade for the Tesla Roadster was coming soon.

Two months ago, Tesla tested the updated Roadster by driving 340 miles with range still left in the pack.

Just days ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was asked, via Twitter, when the Roadster upgrade would be available.  Musk responded:

"New Roadster battery should complete safety validation by end of July, so likely available in August."

What we still don't know is pricing for the range-boosting Roadster upgrade. We don't think it'll come cheap, but figure Tesla will find a way to make the upgrade attractive to current Roadster owners.

Tesla's Roadster 3.0 Makes 340 Mile Trip With Some Miles To Spare

Tesla's Roadster 3.0 Makes 340 Mile Trip With Some Miles To Spare

Hat tip to Pawan Sharma!