Tesla dropped some official details about the Roadster 3.0 around Christmastime in 2014 as a wonderful stocking stuffer for fans. The list of upgrades included a 70-kilowatt-hour battery, improved aero pieces and low-rolling resistance tires. The package was estimated to give the sports car a range of around 400 miles, and the company even proved the tweaks would allow a drive from San Jose to Los Angeles, CA, with miles to spare. Unfortunately, the EV brand hasn't answered a pressing question regarding the specific timeline about an actual launch for this model update, at least until a recent tweet from Elon Musk.

Musk occasionally responds to direct questions on Twitter from fans, and thanks to one of those enquiries, we now have a much clearer picture of the Roadster 3.0's debut. The company boss indicates that the new battery should be done with its safety checks in July, and he thinks the package should be ready for sale in August.

There's still no word about the price for this progress or whether the changes might allow the Roadster to take advantage of Tesla's Supercharger network. With such a massive boost in driving range being offered, it's hard to imagine the upgrade not being popular among Roadster owners, though.

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