Tesla Roadster

Battery Electric Vehicle

£185,500 *Price from

200.0 kWh *Useable Battery

600 mi *Real Range

330 Wh/mi *Efficiency

This electric vehicle is a concept

The Tesla Roadster has been announced by Tesla in 2017 as the successor of Tesla's first ever vehicle, the original Roadster. The new generation Roadster promises to smash all existing records for both electric as well as non-electric production cars. Production should commence late 2020, but vehicles for the UK aren't expected before mid-2021.
Tesla hasn't released most specifications yet. All specifications with * are estimates!

Price from * £185,500

Introduced at Hawthorne 2017
Status Production confirmed
Expected from * June 2021

Lease (BCH) from * £2,250 pcm

Annual VED * £320
Congestion Charge * £0
Insurance Group N/A
Price shown is an estimated On The Road Price: it includes VAT, first year VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The price also includes the Plug-In Car Grant of £3500. Leasing indication is based on BCH calculation excluding VAT, 6+35 months duration, 10000 annual mileage and excluding maintenance. For comparison only, actual lease offers can differ significantly from the indication shown.

Real Range Estimation between 430 - 870 mi

City - Cold Weather * 605 mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 430 mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 510 mi
City - Mild Weather * 870 mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 545 mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 680 mi
Indication of real-world range in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The actual range will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

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Performance

Acceleration 0 - 62 mph 2.1 sec
Top Speed * 255 mph
Electric Range * 600 mi
Total Power * 1000 kW (1341 hp)
Total Torque * 885 lb-ft
Drive AWD

Battery and Charging

Battery Capacity * 200.0 kWh
Charge Port * Type 2
Charge Power † * 22 kW AC
Charge Time (0->600 mi) † * 10h45m
Charge Speed † * 56 mph
Battery Useable* 200.0 kWh
Fastcharge Port * CCS
Fastcharge Power (max) * 250 kW DC
Fastcharge Time (60->480 mi) * 44 min
Fastcharge Speed * 570 mph
† This can only be achieved using a 3-phase grid connection. The majority of homes and charge points do not have this connection. In practice charge power will often be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 32 hours and a charge speed of 19 mph.

Energy Consumption

EVDB Real Range

Range * 600 mi
Vehicle Consumption * 330 Wh/mi
CO2 Emissions 0 g/mi
Vehicle Fuel Equivalent * 121 mpg
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
NOTE: The fuel equivalency figures are shown in IMPERIAL MPG. Figures in US MPG will differ significantly.

Real Energy Consumption Estimation between 225 - 465 Wh/mi

City - Cold Weather * 330 Wh/mi
Highway - Cold Weather * 465 Wh/mi
Combined - Cold Weather * 390 Wh/mi
City - Mild Weather * 225 Wh/mi
Highway - Mild Weather * 365 Wh/mi
Combined - Mild Weather * 290 Wh/mi
Indication of real-world energy use in several situations. Cold weather: 'worst-case' based on -10°C and use of heating. Mild weather: 'best-case' based on 23°C and no use of A/C. The energy use will depend on speed, style of driving, climate and route conditions.

Dimensions and Weight

Length * 4200 mm
Width * 2000 mm
Height * 1200 mm
Wheelbase * 2800 mm
Weight Empty * 2000 kg
Cargo Volume No Data
Cargo Volume Max No Data
Towing Weight Unbraked No Data
Towing Weight Braked No Data
Roof Load No Data

Miscellaneous

Seats 4 people
Isofix No Data
Turning Circle No Data
Car Body Convertable
Segment Sports
Roof Rails No Data

Company Car Tax Indication

Financial Year 2021-22

BIK Tax Rate 1%
P11D Value from * £188,945
Benefit in Kind (BIK) * £1,889
BIK @ 20% * £31 pcm
BIK @ 40% * £63 pcm
BIK @ 45% * £71 pcm

Financial Year 2022-23

BIK Tax Rate 2%
P11D Value from * £188,945
Benefit in Kind (BIK) * £3,779
BIK @ 20% * £63 pcm
BIK @ 40% * £126 pcm
BIK @ 45% * £142 pcm
* = estimated value. Average energy consumption and range based on moderate drive style and climate. Real-life values may differ significantly. Pricing information might not be actual for some regions. No rights can be derived from the information on this site.

Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)

Charging is possible by using a regular wall plug or a charging station. Public charging is always done through a charging station. How fast the EV can charge depends on the charging station (EVSE) used and the maximum charging capacity of the EV. The table below shows all possible options for charging the Tesla Roadster. Each option shows how fast the battery can be charged from empty to full.

NOTE: Tesla has not released details about the on-board charger of the Roadster. The information below is based on estimatation of the most likely on-board charger.

Type 2 (Mennekes - IEC 62196)
Charging Point Max. Power Power Time Rate
Wall Plug (2.3 kW) 230V / 1x10A 2.3 kW 102h30m 6 mph
1-phase 16A (3.7 kW) 230V / 1x16A 3.7 kW 63h45m 9 mph
1-phase 32A (7.4 kW) 230V / 1x32A 7.4 kW 32 hours 19 mph
3-phase 16A (11 kW) 400V / 3x16A 11 kW 21h30m 28 mph
3-phase 32A (22 kW) 400V / 3x32A 22 kW 10h45m 56 mph

Rapid Charging (10 -> 80%)

Rapid charging enables longer journeys by adding as much range as possible in the shortest amount of time. Charging power will decrease significantly after 80% state-of-charge has been reached. A typical rapid charge therefore rarely exceeds 80% SoC. The rapid charge rate of an EV depends on the charger used and the maximum charging power the EV can handle. The table below shows all details for rapid charging the Tesla Roadster.

Tesla has not released details about rapid charging the Roadster. The information below is based on estimated values of the most likely rapid charging capabilities.

  • Max. Power: maximum power provided by charge point
  • Avg. Power: average power provided by charge point over a session from 10% to 80%
  • Time: time needed to charge from 10% to 80%
  • Rate: average charging speed over a session from 10% to 80%
Combined Charging System (CCS Combo 2)
Charging Point Max. Power Avg. Power Time Rate
CCS (50 kW DC) 50 kW 50 kW 177 min 140 mph
Supercharger v2 Shared (75 kW DC) 75 kW 75 kW 118 min 210 mph
Supercharger v2 (150 kW DC) 150 kW 130 kW † 68 min 370 mph
CCS (175 kW DC) 175 kW 150 kW † 59 min 420 mph
Supercharger v3 (250 kW DC) 250 kW 200 kW † 44 min 570 mph
CCS (350 kW DC) 250 kW † 200 kW † 44 min 570 mph

† = Limited by charging capabilities of vehicle

Actual charging rates may differ from data shown due to factors like outside temperature, state of the battery and driving style.

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All about the Tesla Roadster

Concept car

This electric vehicle is a concept: data marked with * are estimates and other data might not be officially confirmed. The text below is written as if the Tesla Roadster would be available today. Please note that data for the final production version might differ significantly from the concept. The purpose of listing this concept vehicle is to give an insight in upcoming vehicles and EV trends.

Pricing

The Tesla Roadster has an estimatedn On The Road Price (OTR) of £189,000. The OTR Price includes VAT, first year of VED, vehicle first registration fee, number plates and delivery. The Tesla Roadster is eligible for a Plug-In Car Grant (PICG) of £3,500. The grant will be applied to the invoice of the car. The OTR Price including the PICG for the Tesla Roadster is £185,500.

Drivetrain and Performance

The Tesla Roadster is a full electric vehicle (BEV). The estimated maximum power of the Tesla Roadster is 1,000 kW (1341 hp). The estimated maximum torque is 885 lb-ft. The Tesla Roadster is all wheel drive and can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 2.1 seconds. The estimated top speed is 255 mph.

Battery and Charging

The battery of the Tesla Roadster has an estimated total capacity of 200 kWh. The usable capacity is 200 kWh (estimate). An estimated range of about 600 miles is achievable on a fully charged battery. The actual range will however depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style.

For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in a range of around 430 mi. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the range to around 870 mi.

Charging is done using a Type 2 connector and the on-board charger has a maximum power of 22 kW. This charges a fully depleted battery back to full in around 10 hours 45 minutes. However, a 3-phase grid connection is needed to achieve this. The majority of homes and charge points currently do not have this connection. In most cases the maximum charging power will be 7.4 kW, allowing for a charge time of 32 hours and a charge rate of 19 mph. Charging the car using a regular wall plug will take around 102 hours 30 minutes.

Rapid charging is possible through a CCS Supercharger connection (expected). The maximum rapid charge power is 250 kW. The battery can't be charged continuously at this power. In an average rapid charge session the average charge power will be around 200 kW. This charges the battery from 10% to 80% in around 45 minutes. A rapid charge like this will add about 420 miles of range.

Energy Consumption

The estimated combined (motorway and city) energy consumption of the Tesla Roadster is about 330 Wh per mile. By comparison, this energy consumption is the equivalent of a fuel consumption of 121 mpg in a traditional petrol car.

The actual energy consumption will depend on several factors including climate, terrain, use of climate control systems and driving style. For example: sustaining high speeds in cold weather could result in an energy use of around 465 Wh per mile. However, driving at low speeds in mild weather will increase the efficiency to about 225 Wh per mile.

CO2 Emission

The Tesla Roadster emits no CO2 during driving. This only includes direct emissions from the vehicle itself. The energy needed to charge the battery might have been (partly) generated by the use of fossil fuels. Vehicles with an internal combustion engine will always emit CO2 during driving. Additionally, CO2 is emitted during the production and transport of fossil fuels.

More information from Tesla

The link below will open the page of the Roadster on the official Tesla site.

Go to the Roadster on the official Tesla website.