Initially announced for 2020, Tesla Roadster is further behind schedule and should now only see the light of day in 2023. The shortage of electronic chips is largely responsible according to the manufacturer.
Tesla Roadster postponed again, to 2023
Tesla announces the postponement of one of its future vehicles. Again. This time, it is the next Roadster postponed to 2023. Unveiled at the end of 2017 as a concept, it was initially planned for 2020.
Last year, the manufacturer had already mentioned a delay of at least one year. This new change of date could irritate some customers since the pre-reservations of the sportswoman had been opened as of its announcement.
In France, a refundable deposit of 51,000 $ is required for the electric discoverable, which must cost 204419 $ according to the latest news. To reserve the Founders Series Limited Launch Edition, the total price of € 215,000 (also refundable) is requested. So these are not small sums.
The Palo Alto firm is suffering like the entire automotive industry from the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, and the shortage of semiconductors which seems to be the main cause of this new delay here.
“2021 was the year of crazy supply shortages, so it wouldn’t change a thing if we had 17 new products because none could be delivered,” says Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla. And the person in charge to continue: “Provided that no dramatic event occurs in 2022, the new Roadster should leave the factory in 2023”.
Great performance promises
Behind the name Roadster hides an open-air electric sports car with supercar performance, making the car box in a whole different category than the previous generation.
Tesla announces a stopwatch of 2.1 s to go from 0 to 100 km / h to a top speed of over 400 km / h, just that. The firm also promises a range of 1,000 km. To find out if these objectives will be achieved, go back in two years … or more