Replying to a user on Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the company has delayed the release of its latest Roadster until 2023, Tesla North is reporting.
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.
Assuming 2022 is not mega drama, new Roadster should ship in 2023.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
The Roadster was originally expected to be launched in 2021 but was delayed to late summer of 2022. Now, it’s not coming until 2023, as noted by Musk, who is blaming the cause on supply chain shortages.
“Assuming 2022 is not mega drama, new Roadster should ship in 2023,” Musk tweeted.
Tesla first announced the second-generation Roadster back in 2017. The car’s specs claim 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds and a top speed of over 250 mph, and a range of 620 miles.