Tesla offers Replacement Battery Packs for Roadsters

Historically, car companies have not offered upgrades to powertrains. However, the relative simplicity of electric car technology may allow that to change.

It has been a good two years since Tesla stopped manufacturing their Roadster, their first production model.

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Tesla Roadster Battery Bay

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors is now suggesting a production of replacement and upgrade battery pack option for their first production car, the Tesla Roadster. The Roadster, originally sold from 2008-2012, had a pretty impressive 245 mile range to start with. Not much information about pricing was released but Musk stated that the new replacements might have around a 400 mile range.

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Similarly, Nissan offered a replacement battery pack for their electric car, the Leaf, for a relatively small price of $5,500, and it will also feature some of the newest battery cell technology.

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