Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the highly anticipated Tesla Roadster is expected to arrive in 2023. The entrepreneur blamed the shortcomings in the supply chain for the delay in the release of the electric sports car. But “unless 2022 is a mega-drama,” the car is expected to debut the following year.
Tesla Roadster is expected to arrive in 2023, according to Elon Musk
As is almost always the case with the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, the announcement doesn’t come at a press conference or during an interview. A user asked Musk for updates on the new Roadster and he gave them. Without hiding the frustration for the supply chain delays, have become significant during the past year and a half. Both for the delays due to the lockdowns for the Covid-19 pandemic but also for the deficiency of silicon, necessary for the many chips that make Teslas so smart.
2021 has been the year of super crazy supply chain shortages, so it wouldn’t matter if we had 17 new products, as none would ship.
Assuming 2022 is not mega drama, new Roadster should ship in 2023.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 1, 2021
“2021 was a year of super insane supply chain problems, so it wouldn’t matter if we had 17 new models, as none would ship. Assuming 2022 isn’t a mega-drama, the new Roadster is expected to launch in 2023”Writes the tycoon.
Musk had announced the second generation Roadster as early as November 2017, boasting acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in just 1.9 seconds. At the time he said the car would have a battery from 200kWh and a range of almost a thousand kilometers. Production should have started in 2020 but will instead start in 2022. Bad news especially for those who have already paid the down payment of $ 50,000 for the base model and $ 250,000 for the Founders Series.
Tesla has already modified its production by finding alternative chips and rewriting the software to accommodate the change. But both the production for the Roadster that for the Cybertruck are postponed to 2022. Hoping that there is no “mega drama”.