Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base

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

Trims

Announced
Discontinued

Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base

Technical Specifications of Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base

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), Pre-order (reservations open), 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 Base

Range and Efficiency

Range EPA
Estimated range on a full battery according to official EPA ratings (USA)
244 mi
Efficiency
Energy consumption per distance driven. Lower figures indicate better efficiency.
kWh/100 mi
Wh/mi
20.7 kWh 207 Wh

Battery and Charging

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
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
Charge Port
The car's charge port type. It affects charging speed and station compatibility.
Type 1 (J1772)
Type 1 (J1772) charge port

Performance

Drive Type
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) 273 lb-ft
0-60 mph
Acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph (USA) or 0 to 100 km/h (Europe)
3.7 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
Trunk: cargo capacity (rear seats up).
Max: cargo capacity (rear seats folded).
Frunk: cargo capacity 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 Base

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Charging Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base

Home and Office (AC) Charging

Last Updated:
March 10, 2024
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About Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base

The Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base is an all-electric rear-wheel drive roadster. It came out in 2010 replacing the older Tesla Roadster 2.0. Tesla stopped making the 2.5 Base in 2012.

The Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base has a 53 kWh battery pack, allowing it to travel up to 244 mi on a single charge. The car has an average efficiency of 20.7 kWh per 100 miles (or 207 Wh/mile) — ranked №320 out of 662 electric vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

How powerful is it? How fast does it accelerate?

The Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base achieves a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 3.7 seconds (placing it at №80 among 662 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 273 lb-ft.

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

Real-world range of the Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base is 220–268 miles (ranked №320 out of 662 electric vehicles) — depending on several factors, including:

  • Speed: Higher speeds deplete the battery faster.
  • Temperature: Extreme cold and hot weather impacts range.
  • Terrain: Hilly or mountainous terrain reduces range.
  • Driving style: Aggressive driving with frequent acceleration and braking consumes more energy.
  • Use of features: Features like climate control and media system also affect range.

It's important to remember that these are just estimates, and your actual range may vary. It's always best to factor in these various factors when planning your trip and be prepared for potential charging stops.

Plan your trips using the EV Navigation interactive map.

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

The Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base in the USA is equipped with a Type 1 (J1772) charging port. You can charge it conveniently at home using a standard outlet, or utilize any public AC charging station with the appropriate cable. However, the car's built-in charger (inverter) limits the maximum AC charging speed to 16.8 kW, which translates to roughly 73 miles of range added per hour.

The car doesn't support DC charging

To estimate charging time, rate, and cost, you can use Green Cars Compare Charging Calculator.

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

Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base comes in the following dimensions:

  • 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?

Behind the rear seats of the Tesla Roadster 2.5 Base, you'll find N/A cubic feet of storage space (ranked №N/A out of 662 electric vehicles).

Folding down the rear seats expands the total cargo capacity to N/A cubic feet (ranked №N/A out of 662 electric vehicles).

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.

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