Tesla to Stop Taking Roaster Orders in 2 Months
“We do not plan to sell our current generation Tesla Roadster after 2011 due to planned tooling changes at a supplier for the Tesla Roadster,” Tesla said.
The Roadster has been criticized and ridiculed in some cases, but it has been a fantastic marketing tool that has created a name for the electric car manufacturer.
Last month, we told you that Tesla will show a prototype version of the Model X electric crossover before the year’s end, according to a filing made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The company needed to offer up a further .3 million shares of stock to help fund the Model X and said it will "end the production run of the Tesla Roadster in December 2011."
The Model S sedan could prove to be a far more attractive market proposition than the two-seater sportscar, and it should arrive as early as the middle of next year, given that we recently got to see images of the completed car in its Alpha testing phase.
“The Model S will to be a pure electric premium sedan, designed from the ground up to take full advantage of the electric vehicle architecture. The sedan will deliver the foremost design and technology in the automotive world. It will raise the bar of vehicle efficiency, meet the highest standards for safety, and provide more cargo space than any other sedan. With an optional extended-range battery pack, the Model S will travel over 300 miles per charge,” the company brags.
Should the company survive, we’re sure they will eventually bring back the Roadster, the car that made them famous, but for new you’ll have to hurry if you want to own one of the last examples to be made.