At Tesla’s Semi event, the car manufacturer dropped its new Roadster. it will have a 620-mile range via a 200kWh battery pack.”You’ll be able to travel from LA to San Francisco and back without recharging,” CEO Elon Musk said. The new Tesla Roadster can do zero to 60 in 1.9 seconds, and it will blast through a quarter mile in 8.9 seconds, before reaching a top speed of over 250 MPH., and it is a four-seater.
Musk called it, “a hardcore smackdown to gasolene cars.” The car is due in 2020 so start saving up all your nickels and dimes now — the price is $200,000, with a $50,000 reservation to get in line for a base model. Of course, there also are 1,000 “Founders Edition” Roadsters also available, provided you are willing to pony up for the complete $250k price right away.
A limited number of folks that attended tonight’s event and put down a $50,000 deposit on the Roadster can get a ride in the car.