The electric Tesla Roadster seems to have fallen by the wayside for several months now in favour of new projects fed by the company led by Elon Musk.
Tesla’s boss came back on the production of the series model in a new interview. He said that the vehicle was not one of the brand’s priorities.
According to the unveiled schedule, the roadster is not expected to be released before 2022.
Presented in great pomp in 2017, the Tesla Roadster 100% electric has since been relegated to the background, to the great lady of the car’s potential customers who must now take their pain in patience.
Elon Musk had previously stated that the vehicle would be delayed. Production of the production model was due to begin after the arrival of the revised version of the Tesla Model S, which will be available by the end of 2020.
However, in the meantime, the manufacturer has presented two other vehicles: the Tesla Model Y in May 2019 and the eccentric Tesla Cybertruck a few months later.
In a podcast broadcast on May 7, 2020, Elon Musk spoke about the launch of the electric roadster. We will have to wait much longer to see it go into production.
While no date has been announced, Musk’s announced schedule implies that the vehicle will not be available before 2022.
The Tesla Model Y & The Cybertruck Are The Priorities
Elon Musk listed several things that Tesla will have to do before making the new Roadster: accelerate production of the Tesla Model Y, for which the first deliveries have already started in the United States.
Complete the construction of the Gigafactory Berlin, expand the Gigafactory Shanghai, start production of the Tesla Semi electric truck and finally launch the Tesla Cybertruck, which was unveiled last November.
Many of these milestones are not expected to be reached until the end of 2021, which means the new Tesla Roadster may not arrive until 2022.
Musk gave a good reason to be patient by calling the Roadster “a dessert,” adding that “anyone who waited will not regret it.
The vehicle had everything to seduce at the time of its presentation, with features such as a range of more than 1,000 km and an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 1.9 seconds, to name but a few.