Elon Musk, chief executive of electric car maker Tesla, has revealed that the company’s next-generation Roadster sports car could be launched at its Fremont, California, plant as early as next year. The sports car was released in 2017 and was originally scheduled to begin delivery in 2020.
When Tesla first unveiled the car, the company said it would accelerate 1.9 kilometers, travel 620 miles (998 kilometers) on a single charge, and have a top speed of more than 250 miles per hour (402 kilometers per hour).
Earlier, Tesla’s chief designer, Franz von Holzhausen, said the all-electric superrun had been in evolution since its inception, and the changes would make the production-scented sports car better than the prototype in every way.
In addition, Musk has previously said that the performance of the new model Roadster sports car will reach the level of gasoline or diesel-powered cars unattainable. In January last year, he also said the sports car could fly on the road.
The sports car is reported to have started at $200,000 ($1.413.84 million), roughly the same as a medium-sized Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
Tesla will reportedly produce roadster sports cars at its Fremont plant. The plant is currently producing Model S and Model X.