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Elon Musk says Tesla Roadster delayed until 2023 as supply chain issues persist

  • Supply chain shortages are delaying the next version of Tesla's high-performance electric car until 2023, CEO Elon Musk tweeted Wednesday.
  • The new Roadster was supposed to debut in 2020.
  • Musk and other Tesla executives have discussed supply chain problems and parts shortages on earnings calls in recent quarters, emphasizing chip shortages.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that supply chain shortages continue to stress the automaker, and the company is delaying deliveries of the new version of the Roadster until 2023 at the earliest.

Specifically, he tweeted: "2021 has been the year of super crazy supply chain shortages, so it wouldn't matter if we had 17 new products, as none would ship. Assuming 2022 is not mega drama, new Roadster should ship in 2023."

Tesla is not alone among automakers grappling with supply chain pressure. Other automakers, including Toyota and Ford, have slashed production volumes to cope with chip shortages.

The new version of Tesla's high-performance electric car was supposed to debut in 2020. Tesla first revealed plans for the next-generation Roadster in late 2017 during an event to unveil a heavy-duty truck, the Tesla Semi, which the company also has yet to mass-produce.

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