Tesla Design Chief Wishes The Company Was Working Faster On The Roadster, But It’s Still Coming
Amid ongoing confusion over when Tesla’s Roadster will go into production the company’s design chief has admitted that he wishes the company was working faster on the project.
Speaking in a podcast interview, design lead Franz von Holzhausen said that the company continues to work on getting the Roadster out the door but that it will be worth the wait.
Von Holzhausen says that Tesla has learned a lot from the work it has been doing on its Plaid cars.
We are working on the Roadster. I wish we were working faster, but I also wanted to say that, in the time we have been developing it, we have also been learning a lot. Plaid is a great learning platform. All those experiences will, you know, make their way back into a much better Roadster than had we launched right after we debuted it.
The Tesla Roadster is expected to offer huge performance and 600 miles of range and was first unveiled in 2017. Since then we’ve been waiting for the car to go into production, something that could happen next depending on which Elon Musk tweet you read.
Given the news that Tesla has already turned its attention to robotics, many who have placed Tesla Roadster deposits down have a right to be concerned.
Roadster deposits have ranged from $50,000 to $250,000.