confirmed Elon Musk says Tesla has delayed its new Roadster program until 2023, which means the new electric supercar is now three years behind its original schedule.
When the $200,000 next-generation Roadster was first unveiled in 2017. Musk said at the time that it would hit the market in 2020.
The company began taking reservations for the electric vehicle capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 1.9 seconds with more than 965 kilometers of range in the unveiling event.
People who wanted to be the first to get the car had to deposit between $50,000 and $250,000.
The car program was later postponed, with the CEO saying it was not a priority for the company.
In 2020, Musk hinted at delaying the Roadster until 2022 as the automaker focuses on Cybertruck.
Earlier this year, the CEO confirmed that the new car won’t be on the market until 2022.
The automaker had a tough year due to a lack of chips, and Cybertruck itself, which is clearly a priority, has lagged.
When asked about the timetable for the Roadster, Musk confirmed that it has now been pushed back to 2023. Moreover, he explained that it also depends on whether 2022 has a lot of problems.
“The year 2021 was the year of severe supply chain shortages,” Musk said. So it doesn’t matter if we have 17 new products, no product will be shipped. Assuming 2022 doesn’t have issues, the new Roadster should ship in 2023.
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Tesla delays the new Roadster until 2023
The company presented the new Roadster as the most powerful vehicle in the world and a car to get rid of supercars that run on fossil fuels.
When the car was first revealed, Tesla provided an impressive list of specifications for the new Roadster. Including acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.9 seconds, 965 km of range, and more.
However, the CEO quickly added that the specifications announced in 2017 for the new electric supercars are only the basic specifications.
Musk later clarified that the company plans to offer a SpaceX performance booster package. Musk recently claimed that the package cuts the roadster’s acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h to just 1.1 seconds.
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