Tesla set a date to launch the next best electric vehicle
Elon Musk has confirmed that production for the second-generation Tesla Roadster will begin in 2023.
Speaking at Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting, as reported by Autocar, Musk cited the COVID-19 pandemic and global stock shortages as the reasons behind the later than expected dates.
The original second-generation Roadster was originally earmarked to launch in 2020 but has since been pushed back, with Tesla boasting big plans to further expand their line-up in the coming years.
Musk said, “Most likely what we’ll see is Cybertruck production in the next year and then reach volume production in 2023.
“Hopefully by then we can be producing the Semi [truck] and the new Roadster in 2023 as well. We should be through our severe supply chain shortages in 2023. I’m optimistic that will be the case.”