The automotive company Tesla has announced their latest upgrade, the “Roadster 3.0″ which features a more efficient battery that enables it to confidently drive over 400 miles. This will be demonstrated in early 2015, when a non-stop journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles will take place.
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In the beginning of the spring, these modifications can be made via appointments, when the final safety validations are completed. The tesla “Roadster 3.0 package” consists of three main improvements: the batteries, aerodynamics and the rolling resistance.
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The new battery technology upgrades the lithium ion cell which was state of the art in 2008 and the first put into a production vehicle, to produce 31% more energy and around 70kWh. Thanks to a retrofit aero kit, its drag coefficient has improved by 15% to drop down to 0.31, and the rolling resistance coefficient has also been bettered to 8.9 kg/ton instead of 11.0.
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