Tesla to co-develop Roadster with Space X

Tesla plans to unveil the production version of the new Roadster, which was first shown at the end of 2017, at the end of 2024. However, the model will no longer have much in common with the electric sports car that the electric car manufacturer unveiled a good six years ago.


As Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed in a post on his social media platform formerly known as Twitter, the Roadster is being “radically” redeveloped together with SpaceX – Musk’s company for space projects. According to the company boss, the presentation is planned for the end of 2024, with the first deliveries scheduled for 2025. As an indication of the performance of the new model, Musk mentions a sprint capability of less than one second from 0 to 60 miles per hour.

When the new Roadster was unveiled in 2017, it was claimed that the sports car with its three electric motors could accelerate to 100 kph in 2.1 seconds and reach speeds of at least 400 kph. However, it was also announced at the time that the model would be available from 2020. As is well known, the new Roadster was then continuously deprioritised. First, other models such as the Model Y and Cybertruck were brought forward, followed by the construction of further plants. This meant that the Roadster suffered a similar fate to the Semi electric truck, which, contrary to earlier announcements, is not yet in series production.

Incidentally, the first Roadster generation was Tesla’s first electric car in 2006 and was still based on the Lotus Elise platform at the time. Even back then, a 53 kWh battery provided a range suitable for everyday use. Tesla thus proved that electromobility works.



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