By Ami Cholia
Posting in Technology
Tesla is planning to bring back the now retired Roadster in 2014 on a version of the Model S chassis.
For those of you who missed out on the chance to buy a Roadster, you don't have to fret anymore. Tesla is planning to bring back the now retired car in 2014 - albeit in a different form.
Tesla chief Elon Musk recently Autocar magazine that the company's flagship model will no longer be based on the Lotus Elise, but on a “third-generation, more mass-market platform for cars like a 3-Series and the new Roadster.”
The car is most likely going to be based on a shortened-wheelbase version of the Model S chassis, and Musk added that, “this platform will spawn a range of cars in the next four to five years.”
The car company is working on a series of products in the next few years including the upcoming Model S, the RAV 4 E-V it's producing in cooperation with Toyota, and an EV crossover - Model X- based on the Model S that is likely to come out in 2013.
Although Tesla hasn't had a profit yet, Musk said in a Bloomberg Television interview today that the company has sold out of next year’s production of its new Model S sedan and should earn a profit in 2013.
Oct 28, 2011