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Tesla Roadster production has been pushed back again


The second-generation Tesla Roadster — the all-electric sports car that made a splashy and surprise debut in November 2017 — will “hopefully” go into production next year, CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Austin, Texas.
Emphasis on hopefully.
The Roadster, which originally was supposed to come to market in 2020, has been repeatedly delayed over the years as the high-priced sports car took a backseat to other Tesla products, including the Model 3 and Model Y vehicles.
Musk said, in response to a question from a shareholder, that the company expects to complete the engineering and design of the Roadster in 2023.
“This is not a commitment, but hopefully we’ll start production next year,” Musk said, calling the Roadster the “cherry on the icing on the cake.”
“It’s definitely not going to be a huge contributor to revenue,” he added. “It will be a modest contributor to profi …

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