In another late-night musing, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday tweeted that the upcoming Tesla Roadster “should ship in 2023”.
In a reply to a user question asking “Can we have an update on the Roadster now that plaid with tri motors is out?”, Musk went on to blame the ongoing supply chain shortages for the long timeline, saying “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.”
The $200,000 second-generation Roadster was first announced by Musk in 2017, while then stating that the base model could go from 0 to 60 in a staggering 1.9 seconds and that the Roadster would have a 200kWh battery pack and a 620-mile range per charge.
At the time of the unveiling, production was declared to commence in 2020, but Musk later said that it would be delayed to 2022. On the other hand, Tesla’s Cybertruck has also seen a further production push to 2022.
Despite the company recently sorting out its chip shortage, it seems as though there are several other hurdles that are going to make the wait for the Roadster longer than before.