Tesla CEO Elon Musk states production for the company’s upcoming Roadster isn’t due to begin until “next year,” roughly 2 years after the automobile was at first set to go into production. Tesla revealed its $200,000 Roadster back in 2017, when Musk stated the car would begin being built in 2020.

In a tweet, Musk suggested that work on the car’s “Tri-motor drive system & innovative battery work” were to blame for the delay. Musk says that Tesla intends to finish engineering this year, and to have a “release prospect design drivable in late summer season.”

Finishing engineering this year, production begins next year.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 28,2021

The hope, however, is that whenever it does arrive, the Roadster will be a lorry with formidable specifications. When it was announced, Musk stated that Roadster would be able to strike 620 miles on a single charge, and hinted at a leading speed in excess of 250 miles per hour.


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