If you were licking your lips at the prospect of a second generation rocket-boosted Tesla Roadster, we have bad news. Elon Musk announced this week that production of the Roadster 2 is being delayed in favor of building the Cybertruck.
Musk appeared on the Joe Rogan Podcast this week to discuss… well, whatever Joe Rogan decides is interesting. However, ignoring recent controversial tweets and the bizarre name of his newborn son, Musk gave us this tidbit about Tesla’s future plans.
“Roadster is kind of like dessert,” Musk said. “We gotta get the meat and potatoes and greens and stuff.”
When pressed, Musk admitted that Tesla needs to produce the Cybertruck before the Roadster. That makes sense, since Americans buy more pickup trucks than supercars — electric or not. Musk said there was no planned date for the released of the new Roadster. However, he did mention that production of the Model Y was ramping up and that a new factory in Berlin is being built.
“Tesla announced the Roadster, a battery-powered four-seater, at the end of 2017 and at the time said the car would be faster than any street-legal production car. Musk in the past has said Roadster sales would begin after a revised version of its Model S sedan is released, which was widely expected to be at the end of 2020.”
For auto enthusiasts, the news was sparse. Other than that bit about the Roadster being deplayed, the conversation was mostly about other things. Musk and Rogan chatted for close to two hours about artificial intelligence. Another of Musk’s companies is called Neuralink, which is developing “implantable brain-machine interfaces.” Not exactly a new Tesla model.