Elon Musk assured on Twitter that we won’t see a new Tesla Roadster on the road before 2023. Maybe much longer. How long will we wait for this loudly announced limited model?
The Tesla Roadster is a car that Tesla produced more than 10 years ago, when it was still nothing. The car was based on the Lotus Elise and about 2,450 copies of this model were made.
Five years after the end of production, in the midst of another wave of model popularity, Tesla announced the return of the Roadster. According to the first announcement, the car will be delivered to customers in 2020. However, this is not the case. And we are still waiting for this return.
Will the new Tesla Roadster be serially produced? We are slowly starting to doubt it.
Tesla Roadster won’t launch until 2023 at the earliest
Elon Musk assured on Twitter that we won’t see a new Tesla Roadster on the road before 2023. However, we won’t be too attached to this date, as the Roadster will then hit the road if “2022 isn’t a mega drama”.
The official reason for delaying production is delays in global supply chains.
Was the decision to postpone the Roadster’s debut any surprise? Not really. Tesla had to build a separate production line for the super-fast electric limited series to accelerate to “100” in under two seconds and reach a top speed of 400 km/h.
It is more profitable to launch mass production of the Cybertruck, which is as anticipated as the Roadster, which according to the latest reports, will appear in 2023. Tesla Cybertruck buyers who ordered a $100 deposit have already exceeded one million.
It is still hoped that “2020 will not be a mega drama”.