Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that the upcoming Tesla Roadster “ought to ship in 2023” in a tweet on Wednesday. He blamed the continued supply chain shortages for the lengthy timeline. “2021 has been the 12 months of tremendous loopy provide chain shortages, so it wouldn’t matter if we had 17 new merchandise, as none would ship,” Musk stated.
2021 has been the 12 months of tremendous loopy provide chain shortages, so it wouldn’t matter if we had 17 new merchandise, as none would ship.
Assuming 2022 is just not mega drama, new Roadster ought to ship in 2023.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 1, 2021
Elon Musk first introduced the $200,000 second-generation Roadster at a splashy occasion in November 2017, promising that the bottom mannequin might go from zero to 60 in a staggering 1.9 seconds. He additionally stated that the Roadster would have a 200kWh battery pack and a 620-mile vary per cost.
On the time, manufacturing was scheduled to start out someday in 2020, however in January, Musk stated that manufacturing would instead begin in 2022. The delays would possibly sting for individuals who have already put down deposits on the automotive — Tesla is taking $50,000 deposits for the bottom mannequin and $250,000 deposits for the higher-end Founders Collection mannequin.
Tesla has already adjusted to the worldwide chip scarcity by substituting various chips into its automobiles and rewriting its software program to help it, Musk said in an earnings call in July. However plainly are nonetheless some hurdles to clear till it might probably launch the promising new Roadster. And it’s not simply the Roadster that’s a methods out; manufacturing on the Tesla Cybertruck has been delayed until 2022.