The lack of a clear timeline has long been worrying Roadster reservation holders and now some, like YouTuber Marques Brownlee, brought up the fact that Tesla removed the Roadster from the website to Elon Musk.
The CEO responded that it was accidental:
However, the Roadster is still on Tesla’s website, and Brownlee is more referring to the fact that Tesla removed it from its top menu.
Musk confirmed that it will be back in the top menu once it hits production:
But the CEO didn’t elaborate on when Tesla will start production of the next-generation Roadster.
Production of the Roadster is tied to Tesla starting to produce the Plaid tri-motor powertrain, which itself has been delayed in the Plaid Model S to the end of next year.
Of course, there’s more to the Roadster than the powertrain, but the two have been linked by Elon before.
Either way, Roadster reservation holders who put $50,000 to $250,000 deposits on the vehicle would appreciate some clarity on the timeline.
If not that, I think a demonstration of the SpaceX package that Elon has been hyping for years now would be appreciated too, since it’s apparently going to be an important option for the new Tesla Roadster.