£185,500 *Price from
200.0 kWh *Useable Battery
600 mi *Real Range
330 Wh/mi *Efficiency
This electric vehicle is a conceptThe 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|
|Expected from *||June 2021|
Lease (BCH) from * £2,250 pcm
|Annual VED *||£320|
|Congestion Charge *||£0|
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|
|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|
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|
EVDB Real Range
|Range *||600 mi|
|Vehicle Consumption *||330 Wh/mi|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/km|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent *||121 mpg|
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|
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|
|Turning Circle||No Data|
|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|
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|
† = Limited by on-board charger, vehicle cannot charge faster.
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.
All about the Tesla Roadster
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.
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.
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.
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.