This year, Elon Musk did a great job. The American billionaire has perfected a missile that released a supercar and even started to create satellites. But what about the promise that he made to motorists in June? This refers to an update to the electric vehicle Tesla Roadster. Musk promised to reveal it until the end of 2014. It seems that he is not a man that he abandons his plans. The head of Tesla Motors, wrote in his Twitter that this week it will show "quite interesting upgrade" for the Roadster.
@tweethilli Roadster update details coming next week. Several crisis issues w higher priority pushed this out longer than expected.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 19, 2014
Details of the upgrade to the Roadster will be revealed next week, wrote Elon Musk, referring in its report, "several crises" that had delayed the announcement.
Edition TheVerge suggests that "crises" should be understood events like the explosion of the launch vehicle SpaceX Falcon 9 in August. This spring, Musk said the Roadster is Tesla's debut car for public roads, kind of the first step of the company to realize its ambitious plans. And those who called Roadster car for "techno-geeks", he said, was wrong.
Currently, the model Roadster that cost 100 thousand dollars taken out of production. She was produced from 2008 to 2012 until it was replaced by the sedan Model S. According to some estimates, since the launch of the Model S, the company managed to sell more than 50 thousand copies of this model.
Earlier this year, Musk hinted that among the updates to the Roadster may be an improved battery, which will increase the reserve of electric with approximately 400 to 645 miles on a single charge.
Long rumored plans of Tesla to re-launch Roadster for sale. Roadster still occupies a prominent place in the model range Tesla, who is also waiting for the update. In 2015 the range will be enriched by the crossover Model X, and in 2017, the Model 3 sedan.