• Sep 23, 2007
Buried in the New York Times electric vehicle article that Lascelles wrote about the other day was a little tidbit about Tesla. After originally promising a range of 250 miles per charge when they first announced the Roadster, Tesla had to back off last spring to 200 miles. Engineering changes resulting from the extensive testing caused an increase in weight and a slight drop in battery capacity.

The Times article says the Roadster's range has been revised back upward to 245 miles. They also say Job 1 has been pushed back four months. A quick check with Tesla Marketing VP Darryl Siry yielded a polite no comment, but Darryl did say an official announcement will be coming in the next few days following a program update to customers on Monday. We'll skip the speculation for now and just wait for the official word from new CEO Michael Marks.

[Source: New York Times, Tesla, thanks to Joseph for the tip]


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