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How far can the Tesla Roadster drive between charges?
Range depends on driving style and conditions. On the EPA highway driving cycle we expect 250 miles on a charge.
How long does it take to recharge?
That depends on how far the battery has been discharged and what source is being used to charge the batteries. A full charge using the home system can be achieved in as little as 3.5 hours.
However, an electric car is a bit like a cell phone: it does not matter how long it takes to charge as long as a charge lasts all day. You plug it in when you get home, and unplug it when you leave in the morning. This is why the 250-mile range of the Tesla Roadster revolutionizes EVs: you just don't need to think about charging up at Costco, Fry's, or at work.
How long is the charge cable?
The standard EVSE cable will be 12 ft. An optional 20 ft cable will also be available. The NEC (National Electrical Code) limits the length to 25 ft. The main mobile charge cable will be 18 ft with the adapter cable being an additional 2 ft.
Originally posted by sardion2000
I see the Tesla Roadster as a second "city only" car, which quite a few people actually do these days. They got their SUV for hauling the groceries and kids around town and a nice hip two door for going back and forth between work.
Tesla: base price: $92,000