Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2010-2012
Price USA (new)
Manufacturer's suggested base price
$128,500
Price USA (used)
Estimated pre-owned price
$150,000

Trims

Announced
Discontinued

Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport (2010-2012)

Technical Specifications of Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport (2010-2012)

General Info

Years of Production
When the car first came out and when they stopped making it
2010-2012
Country of Manufacture
Country where final assembly of the car took place
USA
Current Status
Announced (planned), Produced (on sale), Discontinued (no longer made)
Discontinued
Body Style
Refers to the car's shape & design (sedan, SUV, hatchback)
Roadster Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport (2010-2012)

Range and Battery

Range
Estimated range on a full battery: EPA (USA), WLTP (EU), NEDC (EU old), GCC (Green Cars Compare)
WLTP
EPA
NEDC
GCC
191 mi 155 mi 249 mi 168 mi
Battery Capacity
Nominal: total amount of energy the car’s battery can hold. Usable: actual amount of energy you can access.
Nominal
Usable
53 kWh 50.4 kWh
Efficiency
Energy consumption per distance driven. The more efficient the car, the less energy it needs to go the same distance.
30 kWh/100 mi (3.3 mi/kWh)

Charging

Max Charging Power
Max electric power the car can accept for charging, determined by its on-board charger (AC) and battery (DC)
AC
DC
16.8 kW
Architecture
Most EVs use a 400V system, but newer models with higher voltage can charge faster and use less wiring.
400 V
Charge Port
The port type impacts charging speed and station compatibility
  • Type 1 (J1772)
Type 1 (J1772) charge port

Performance

Drive Type
Drivetrain configuration: PMSM (Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor), IM (AC Induction Motor)
RWD: IM
Motor
Total power and torque of the car's electric motor(s)
Power
Torque
215 kW (288 hp) 295 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
3.6 s
Top Speed
The fastest the car can go (maximum speed)
125 mph
0.00 s
00 mph

Dimensions

Length
Car's body length (front to back bumper)
155.3 in
Width
Car's body width including or excluding side mirrors
with Mirrors
w/o Mirrors
73.7 in No Data
Height
Car's body height (from ground to highest point)
44.4 in
Wheelbase
Distance between centers of front and rear wheels (affects ride and handling)
92.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Number of Seats
Total passenger capacity of the car (including driver)
2
Curb Weight
Car's weight without passengers or cargo
2727 lb
Cargo Volume
Cargo capacity: Trunk (rear seats up),
Max (rear seats folded),
Frunk (in the front hood)
Trunk
Max
Frunk
No Data No Data No Data
Towing Capacity
Maximum weight the car can tow safely with a trailer that has its own brakes
No Data
Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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How Far Can You Go in Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport (2010-2012)

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Charging Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport (2010-2012)

Home and Office (AC) Charging

Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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About Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport (2010-2012)

Detailed Descriptions

The Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport (2010-2012) is an all-electric rear-wheel drive roadster. It came out in 2010 replacing the older Tesla Roadster 2.0 (2008-2009). Tesla stopped making the 2.5 Sport in 2012. You can still find Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport (2010-2012) on the used car market, with prices starting around $150,000.

The Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport (2010-2012) has a 53 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 168 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 30 kWh per 100 miles (or 3.3 miles per kWh) — ranked №569 out of 693 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport (2010-2012) achieves a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 3.6 seconds (placing it at №79 among 693 electric vehicles) and attains a maximum speed of 125 mph.

Its powertrain provides a power output of up to 215 kW (288 hp) and a torque of 295 lb-ft.

How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range?

The estimated How far can it go on single charge? What is the real-world range? for Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport (2010-2012) falls between 151–185 miles, ranking it №569 out of 693 electric vehicles. Several conditions can influence this range:

  • Speed: The battery drains faster at higher speeds.
  • Temperature: Extreme temperatures can impact range.
  • Terrain: Range is reduced on hilly or mountainous terrain.
  • Driving style: Aggressive driving behaviors, such as frequent acceleration and braking, decrease efficiency.
  • Feature utilization: Climate control and media system usage also affect range.

These figures are approximations, and your actual driving range may vary. When planning trips, consider these factors and be prepared for potential charging stops.

For trip planning assistance, utilize the EV Navigation interactive map.

What charging options are available? How long does it take to charge it?

In the USA Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport (2010-2012) has a Type 1 (J1772) charge port.

  • You can charge it at home using a standard domestic socket or plug into any public AC charging station using the right cable. Keep in mind that the car's on-board charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging rate to 16.8 kW, which translates to approximately 50 miles of range added per hour of charging.
  • The car doesn't support DC charging

Estimate charging time, rate and cost using Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator.

How big is it? What are the dimensions (length, width, height)?

The size and weight specifications for Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport (2010-2012) are as follows:

  • Length: 155.3 in
  • Width: 73.7 in (including side mirrors) or N/A in (excluding side mirrors)
  • Height: 44.4 in
  • Wheelbase: 92.6 in (distance between the center of the front and rear wheels)
  • Curb weight: 2727 lbs (weight of the empty car, no people or cargo)
How much cargo space does it offer? Does it have a front trunk?

Here's a breakdown of the Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport (2010-2012) cargo space:

  • Trunk capacity: With the rear seats up, you get N/A cubic feet of cargo space in the back (ranked №N/A out of 693 electric vehicles).
  • Max cargo capacity: Fold down the rear seats, and you open up N/A cubic feet of total cargo space (ranked №N/A out of 693 electric vehicles).
  • Frunk capacity: The car doesn’t have a “frunk” (front trunk).
Is it suitable for towing? What is the maximum towing capacity?

The car isn’t officially rated for towing.

Additional Information

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3.7

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3.6

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