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News Tesla Roadster Delayed Until 2022 In Favor Of Other Vehicles

Tesla Roadster Delayed Until 2022 In Favor Of Other Vehicles

The Tesla Roadster is for “desert” according to Musk and will be delayed until 2022


  • Roadster was originally planned for 2020.

  • The Cybertruck is deemed more important.

  • Increasing Model Y production also a bigger priority.


This decision on Tesla’s behalf is one of dollars and cents preceded by logic. The only nice way to say it is: 2020 is a write-off. For the majority of carmakers, this year’s pandemic has thrown a massive wrench in all the gears. At Tesla, it’s now pushed back the launch of the Roadster, likely done the same thing to a revised Model S, and more.

Elon Musk sat down with Joe Rogan on his podcast where discussions were had about Tesla’s plans for its near future. While the highly anticipated Roadster was expected this year, Musk outlined that increasing Model Y output and building a vehicle factory in Berlin are priorities. As well, the Cybertruck is higher on Tesla’s To-Do list than the Roadster.

Musk said: “Roadster is kind of like dessert. We gotta get the meat and potatoes and greens and stuff.”

About the Cybertruck, it seems as though the electric truck’s factory will be established in Texas. There are many reasons for selecting Texas for the “Gigafactory’s” home. One is that there is an abundance of skilled labour as Texas ranks 4th out of all 50 US States in automotive manufacturing. Another less constructive reason is that Texas is known for its oil and natural gas. Texas is also regarded for its love of trucks…

Tesla Cybertruck interior
Tesla Cybertruck | Photo: Tesla

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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