Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the upcoming Tesla Roadster “should ship in 2023″ in a tweet on Wednesday. He faulted the continuous inventory network deficiencies for the long timeline. “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,” Musk said.
Elon Musk previously declared the $200,000 second-generation Roadster at a splashy event in November 2017, promising that the base model could go from 0 to 60 in a stunning 1.9 seconds. He likewise said that the Roadster would have a 200kWh battery pack and a 620-mile range per charge.
At that point, production was scheduled to begin at some point in 2020, yet in January, Musk said that production would rather start in 2022. The deferrals may sting for individuals who have effectively put down stores on the vehicle — Tesla is taking $50,000 stores for the base model and $250,000 deposits for the higher-end Founders Series model.
Tesla has as of now changed in accordance with the global chip shortage by substituting alternative chips into its vehicles and modifying its software to help it, Musk said in an income bring in July. In any case, it appears to be that are still a few obstacles to clear until it can deliver the promising new Roadster. Also, it’s not simply the Roadster that is far out; production on the Tesla Cybertruck has been deferred until 2022.
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