Tesla News: Tesla Roadster Battery Upgrades Arriving

Tesla Roadster Battery Upgrade

In December of 2014 Tesla announced that they were partnering with LG Chem in order to create a Tesla Roadster battery upgrade. The wait is finally over! Battery packs are shipping now.

If you’re interested in ordering the Tesla Roadster battery upgrade, also known as the Tesla Roadster 3.0, it will require a $5,000 deposit. You can order the Tesla Roadster battery upgrade  through their site.

Here is all the information you’ll need, straight from Tesla’s website:

Now available for all Roadster models.

Upgrade your Roadster to a battery that stores roughly 40% more energy than the original battery. There is a slight increase in the battery weight but the total range increases over 35% from the original Roadster.

The price of the battery upgrade is $29,000, including all labor and logistics, which is equal to Tesla’s expected cost. It is not our intention to make a profit on the battery pack. The reason the cost per kWh is higher than a Model S battery is due to the almost entirely hand-built, low-volume (only 2 or 3 per week) nature of Roadster battery packs. It also includes additional work to remove, upgrade, and reinstall the power electronics module (PEM.)
All removed battery modules will be fully recycled or reused if possible, and we will reuse many other components from the old battery. Batteries are currently being upgraded in Fremont, CA and we will need sufficient time when scheduling your service to ship and pre-position the needed parts to your local service center. Depending on local service team workload the upgrade will only take a few days once the parts are in place.

Deposit & timing
A $5,000 deposit is required to reserve your upgrade with the balance due upon installation. Place your order today and you’ll be contacted to schedule an installation appointment as inventory becomes available.

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