Tesla's all-new Roadster will hit the roads in 2014

Summary: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.

Via Autocar

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

Topics: Innovation


Contributing Editor Ami Cholia has written for AltTransport, Inhabitat, The Huffington Post and Sunday Mid Day in India. She holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is based in New York. Follow her on Twitter. Full Bio

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