Tesla Roadster all-electric hypercar Overview Updated September 15, 2021

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October 2013 - September 2021


The Tesla Roadster was the American automaker’s first vehicle program.

During its first production run between 2008 and 2012, it motivated automakers to launch several of their own electric vehicle program – virtually starting an electric vehicle revolution.

In 2017, Tesla unveiled a new generation of the electric sports car to enter production in 2020. Here are all the details.

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Tesla Roadster Stories September 15

This weekend, a Tesla Roadster will make the journey from Lands End to John O’ Groates, an 870-mile drive spanning the full length of the island of Great Britain. This drive has been done by EVs many times before, but in this case, it’s in a special vehicle: the very first car that ever did the drive, the same 2010 Tesla Roadster, still on its original battery, to make a point about EV battery longevity.

The drive also serves as a fundraiser for Zero Carbon World, a UK charity pushing for carbon reduction and EV adoption. Zero Carbon World is chaired by Formula E driver Alexander Sims, who has done a similar drive before in a Model 3. If you’d like to toss in some coins, you can donate to the cause through JustGiving (for £30 you can get your name on the car).

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Tesla Roadster Stories September 1

Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla has delayed the new Roadster program to 2023, and even then, that’s only going to happen with a big “if.”

The new electric hypercar is now three years behind its original timeline.

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Tesla Roadster Stories August 2

When learning more about Tesla and its growing fleet of EVs, consumers new to the market have a lot of the same questions. Inquiries such as How much does a Tesla cost? How long does it take to charge a Tesla? How much does it cost to charge a Tesla? Believe it or not, one of the most frequent questions we receive in addition to those above is, How much does a Tesla weigh?

While this question is more easily answered than others, there are a few factors that play a role in the weight of each Tesla model. Here’s everything you need to know broken down by model.

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Tesla Roadster Stories May 20

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla is updating the new Roadster design, and it looks like it’s going to achieve a 0-60 mph acceleration in a mind-boggling 1.1 seconds with the SpaceX package.

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Tesla Roadster Stories May 19

We got a good look at the new Tesla Roadster, which is currently being displayed at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, in a rare new outing ahead of the new production version of the electric supercar.

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Tesla Roadster Stories May 14

Tesla is bringing the new Roadster prototype on a rare outing at L.A.’s Petersen Automotive Museum ahead of having a new release candidate later this summer.

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Tesla Roadster Stories February 12

Elon Musk is serious about making the upcoming Tesla Roadster “hover” with rocket technology in new comments about the electric supercar.

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Tesla Roadster Stories January 28

Elon Musk confirmed that the new Tesla Roadster has been delayed from 2021 to 2022 – a good two years behind the original schedule set all the way back in 2017.

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Tesla Roadster Stories January 26

Tesla Roadsters are already starting to gain in value, according to some recent auctions, and some owners are trying to push the price of the early electric sports car higher.

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Tesla Roadster Stories December 7, 2020

Tesla is contacting owners who referred enough new buyers through their referral program to get a discount on a new Roadster to let them know about a new deadline.

Could this finally mean production is coming?

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Tesla Roadster Stories November 25, 2020

Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla plans to launch ‘special colors’ for the new Roadster electric supercar.

What color options do you want to see?

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Tesla Roadster Stories November 9, 2020

Tesla gave Roadster reservation holders, who placed up to $250,000 deposits on the car, a scare by “removing the electric supercar from its website.”

CEO Elon Musk says it’s just a mistake, but it’s actually still on the website — just not front and center anymore.

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Tesla Roadster Stories September 22, 2020

Tesla brought several prototypes to its Battery Day and Shareholders Meeting event today, including the Roadster, Cybertruck, and more.

We bring you a photo gallery of the vehicles in this point.

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Tesla Roadster Stories September 20, 2020

Tesla is going to bring a new Roadster to the famous Nürburgring racetrack next year, according to CEO Elon Musk, as the production timeline remains unclear.

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Tesla Roadster Stories August 19, 2020

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed the smallest little detail about the new Roadster: it will have race car-like one-nut wheels.

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Tesla Roadster Stories July 22, 2020

Elon Musk made a rare comment about Tesla Roadster production, which had been delayed a few times, and he hinted at a start to production in California within 12 to 18 months. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories July 20, 2020

An original Tesla Roadster is going for sale at an insane $1.5 million asking price as some appear to test the market for Tesla’s first vehicle as a collector car. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories June 23, 2020

What does a 1.1-sec, 0-60 mph acceleration even look like? A graphic artist tried to visualize what a Tesla Roadster with SpaceX thruster looks like when accelerating in 1.1 seconds. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories May 7, 2020

Elon Musk hinted at the next-generation Tesla Roadster being delayed to at least 2022 and maybe even later. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories April 25, 2020

Elon Musk says that Tesla “probably can” give an update on the new Roadster and Tesla Semi electric truck later this year. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories December 4, 2019

Tesla has been moving away from using service advisers and instead, it has been automating its service appointment through its mobile app.

However, we now learn that Roadster owners will have their own “dedicated channel” with their own service advisers. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories November 21, 2019

Elon Musk hinted that the new Tesla Roadster might “not need a key at all” as the prototype is equipped with an interesting door system. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories November 11, 2019

We get a rare good look at the Tesla next-gen Roadster’s folding backseat through its new diecast model, which is based on the production CAD files — meaning it should be representative of what will get to production. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories November 8, 2019

We get our first look at the new Tesla Roadster’s trunk space and hatch with a diecast version of the car that is based on the CAD model meant for the production. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories November 7, 2019

Tesla may not have a solid delivery date for when it’s delivering its full-sized second generation Roadsters (currently 2021-ish), but the company today began selling a $250 1:18 scale model made from the same 3D CAD data as the real car. It is so detailed that we might be able to learn some new things about the full sized car here… like, look at that hatchback for instance…

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Tesla Roadster Stories October 20, 2019

It has already been two years since Tesla unveiled the prototype for its next-generation Roadster, and it will probably be another one or two years before it hits production, but it apparently will be worth the wait.

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Tesla Roadster Stories September 17, 2019

We’ve known for a while now that Tesla’s new Roadster is not a “priority,” but CEO Elon Musk has now made it clear that it won’t come until 2021.

Once it will be here though, Musk claims it will break the overall Nürburgring record. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories September 11, 2019

Elon Musk says that Tesla will bring the new Roadster supercar to the Nürburgring racetrack to attempt to break the record. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories August 21, 2019

The status of the new Tesla Roadster, which is supposed to come out in 2020, is currently uncertain, but we have a new spec ad to get you excited for the electric supercar in the meantime. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories August 18, 2019

Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster that SpaceX launched into space on their Falcon Heavy rocket last year has completed its first orbit around the sun, according to a tracking report. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories August 12, 2019

Los Angeles has one of the larger concentrations of Teslas in the world, so where better to set a record for the most Roadsters assembled in the US than at Tesla’s Design Center in Hawthorne?

Yesterday, Tesla Club LA did just that (with thanks to Tesla for providing the location and chargers), and managed to get 37 Roadsters into the same parking lot, in what we’re pretty sure is a record.

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Tesla Roadster Stories July 19, 2019

Tesla’s timeline for the new Roadster appears to be slipping and we got another indication of that as CEO Elon Musk says that Tesla plans to ‘maybe’ do a ‘hover’ test of the new Roadster with SpaceX package ‘late next year’. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories July 13, 2019

Tesla’s new Roadster is going to come with an optional ‘SpaceX package’ that will include cold air thrusters to improve performance.

Now CEO Elon Musk says that the thruster will be hidden behind the license plate. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories June 27, 2019

Elon Musk appears to have updated the new Tesla Roadster’s 0-60 mph acceleration.

The CEO now says that the vehicle will accelerate to 60 mph in 2.1 secs and the previously announced 1.9 seconds time is only going to be achievable by “adding rocket thruster option.” expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories June 12, 2019

Tesla’s next-gen Roadster prototype had an outing this week and it gave us a rare look at the electric hypercar’s special steering wheel in action. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories June 11, 2019

Tesla is using its shareholder’s meeting as a rare opportunity to showcase their Roadster, Model Y, and Tesla prototypes. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories June 2, 2019

Tesla has been guiding the release of a new generation of the Roadster in 2020, but Elon Musk warned that the new electric hypercar is only a “dessert” and not really a priority as Tesla focuses on other things. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories April 28, 2019

With a rare outing of Tesla’s next-gen Roadster prototype last week, we are getting a first look at the upcoming all-electric hypercar’s trunk space. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories April 23, 2019

Tesla brought the Roadster prototype to its Autonomy day and it even allowed attendees to get inside the vehicle, which is extremely rare.

It gave us our first look at the Tesla next-gen Roadster back seats and door system. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories April 20, 2019

With all that is happening at Tesla lately, the new Roadster doesn’t seem to be a top priority, but the automaker is still hyping the new all-electric hypercar with a new insane acceleration video. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories March 14, 2019

Tesla’s next-generation Roadster prototype is making a rare outing in public and it coincides with the Model Y launch event. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories February 25, 2019

We haven’t seen a Tesla Roadster next-gen prototype in a long time, but a fan is filling the void with an impressive CGI acceleration of the Tesla Roadster that could be not too far from reality. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories January 17, 2019

Elon Musk announced that Tesla is killing its referral program due to cost concerns and new information about the latest prizes show that they are going to have to give away over 80 new Roadsters for free.

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Tesla Roadster Stories January 9, 2019

Elon Musk has been making some crazy claims about the next generation Tesla Roadster, but now he is topping them off with a claim that it will actually be able to hover over the ground. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories December 23, 2018

As part of the ecoGP series, they held the first 24 hours race with only electric cars, the 24 Hours of Oschersleben, and the winning car would surprise you: a Tesla Roadster. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories October 28, 2018

The Tesla next-generation Roadster prototype only had a few public outings since its unveiling a year ago.

This weekend it made one of those rare public appearances at the Art Center to inspire young car designers. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories October 4, 2018

It has been a while since we have seen the working prototype of the next-gen Tesla Roadster, but it has now made a rare appearance and several new images have emerged on social media. expand full story

Tesla Roadster Stories September 5, 2018

Tesla brought its latest next-gen Roadster prototype to the Grand Basel car show this week and at the time, we reported that it looks like it’s only a design shell.

But now we got a closer look at the vehicle, which confirms that it is not a working prototype but a design prototype, and it gives us a better idea of the interior dimensions. expand full story

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