Tesla Roadster with new powertrain

Tesla with new Powertrain

The Telsa designed electric car has a new single-speed BorgWarner Powertrain 1.5 gearbox that is expected to help provide 30% more power allowing the Roadster to accelerate from 0 to 60 in 3.9 seconds. The Tesla is more efficient resulting in an extended, 244-mile range up from 221 currently, from a single charge.  Tesla says that it will now increase vehicle production to 10 Tesla Roadsters per week, hitting 20 per week within a few months, and 40 per week by early 2009. Hopefully that will bring the price down a bit from it's $100,000+ price tag.