Elon Musk took advantage of Tesla’s Q4 2020 earnings call to announce a lot of new and upcoming things for EV enthusiasts and Tesla fans alike to look forward to. In addition to the new Model S and Model X that were confirmed, Musk also confirmed that the new Tesla Roadster has been delayed from 2021 to 2022. A two year difference compared to its original schedule set in 2017.
When Tesla first unveiled the second-generation Tesla Roadster in 2017, it had a expected market arrival of 2020. However, the year came and went and no next-gen Roadster. Of course with the hardships and restrictions brought on by the coronavirus, delays became quite a trend throughout the year.
Tesla initially presented the next-gen electric supercar with a 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds and over 600 miles of range. The automaker began taking reservations and to become one of the first reservation holders you were looking to shell out anywhere from $50,000 to $250,000 in deposits. The vehicle program was ultimately delayed as the CEO said it wasn’t a top priority for the company and it was focusing more so on the Cybertruck.
Now, Elon Musk has confirmed we will have to wait even longer until we see the next-gen electric supercar as production of Tesla’s new Roadster will not begin until 2022: Musk made the announcement on Twitter:
Impressive Specs that look strikingly similar to what Tesla was expected to achieve with the next-gen Roadster, meaning the Roadster is going to have to be off the charts in terms of performance to top the upcoming Model S Plaid+.