Elon Musk explains why we won't see the Tesla Roadster until 2023

Will we ever see it? What about the Cybertruck?

2w ago

Tesla fans have been promised the second generation of the Roadster for years now and still, nothing has come of it. This left many people wondering whether we'd even see one, but Elon Musk has spoken on the matter.

Elon Musk said: "This year has been just a constant struggle with parts supply. So just to be clear, if we had like five extra products, we would not change our vehicle output at all because we are just basically limited by multiple supply chain shortages. Like so many types, not just chips."

"There were lots of supply chain shortages. So it really wouldn't matter if we had like the Semi or the Cybertruck or anything. We would not be able to make it."

The global chip shortage is no joke and it's come at a terrible time for brands such as Tesla who rely on them to make products, but hopefully, once this is over, the Cybertruck and Roadster will grace our roads.

Tesla made a Roadster before but the upcoming one is a new and improved version said to pack over 1,000hp and Tesla says it will be able to hit 62mph from a standstill in just 1.1 seconds which is simply insane.

However, we won't be surprised if deliveries don't start until 2024 for the Roadster.

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Comments (26)

  • Reverse all those digits and you'll probably be nearer the release date.

      15 days ago
  • Overpromise, under-deliver. I think that is a Tesla slogan, correct?

      13 days ago
  • It will come eventually. The chip shortage will end soon enough, and then they will be able to begin production. My (un)educated guess is like end of 2022 because it still seems to be in full force now, and with COVID having less of a grip on the global economy next year we might have a chance.

      15 days ago
    • It’s not just COVID and chip shortages anymore- now it’s a matter of if it can move thru the ports and will there be any truck drivers to deliver them. I heard recently that there is a shortage of 60,000 truck drivers in the US.

        14 days ago
    • Supply chain problem is world wide. I am beginning to wonder, with the recent agreement on minimum corporate tax rates in 160 countries, if this is not some thing a little more.....

        13 days ago
  • I saw "the" "roadster" at the Peterson museum last spring. I have always considered a "roadster to be a full drop top. This is just a panel over the driver and passenger. Pretty underwhelming.

      13 days ago
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      13 days ago