2010 Tesla Roadster Sport - Click above for high-res image gallery After finally getting myself situated in the back of the Boeing, I notice the lady to my left wearing a Tesla fleece. As fate, the alignment of the stars and unbridled dumb luck would have it, I was seated next to Rachel Konrad,…


Tesla finds new battery supplier in LG Chem with Roadster upgrade

Rather than its usual partnership with Panasonic, Tesla is using cells from LG Chem for the upgrades to the Roadster's battery pack.
Tesla Roadster battery pack replacement will cost $29,000

No Option For Supercharger Compatibility, No Warranty Details

Tesla announces that replacing the battery pack in the original Roadster will cost $29,000. This bumps the range up to 400 miles.
Next Tesla Roadster coming in 4 years, will go plaid

Buried in the press release for Tesla's humorously named Ludicrous upgrade for certain Model S sedans is a short blurb about the next Roadster, which is apparently coming in four years and will go maximum plaid.
Drive eO Tesla Roadster is going to race up Pikes Peak [w/video]

Last year, Drive eO sent its PP01 electric supercar up Pikes Peak in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb - well, part-way up. Driver Janis Horeliks wasn't injured in the crash that ended his run near the Halfway Picnic Grounds. This year, the Latvian team will return to Colorado race again with a Tesla Roadster chassis in the Electric Modified division on Sunday, June 29.
Tesla recalling 439 Roadsters over auxiliary cable problems

Tesla is recalling some 439 Roadsters after discovering a redundant 12v auxiliary cable rubbing against a carbon fiber panel on a customer car. The cable, which helps power a variety of auxiliary electrical systems if the primary cable fails, will be inspected and fitted with a protective sleeve. Only 2.0 and 2.5 Roadsters have the cable, so early adopters with 1.5 models aren't affected by the recall. Full details after the jump.
Tesla Motors and Lotus announce matching recall notices

Tesla Roadster - Click above for high-res image gallery