Tesla CEO Elon Musk says manufacturing for the corporate’s upcoming Roadster isn’t as a consequence of start till “subsequent yr,” roughly two years after the automobile was initially set to enter manufacturing. Tesla introduced its $200,000 Roadster back in 2017, when Musk mentioned the automobile would begin being in-built 2020.

In a tweet, Musk prompt that work on the automobile’s “Tri-motor drive system & superior battery work” have been in charge for the delay. Musk says that Tesla hopes to complete engineering this yr, and to have a “launch candidate design drivable in late summer time.”

The hope, nevertheless, is that every time it does arrive, the Roadster will probably be a automobile with formidable specs. When it was introduced, Musk mentioned that Roadster would be capable of hit 620 miles on a single cost, and hinted at a high pace in extra of 250 mph. He additionally mentioned that its triple-motor drive system (which incorporates one electrical motor within the entrance and two on the rear) will permit the automobile to speed up from zero to 60 in simply 1.9 seconds, and from zero to 100 in 4.2.

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