We don't have too long to wait.
Tesla builds some seriously cool cars at the moment, but like spoiled children, we always want more. As impressive as the last few years have been, Tesla's lineup has had a notable omission in the Roadster. All that will change soon, however, as Elon Musk discussed some of the plans his company has for the immediate future. As you may recall, the Tesla roadster is going to be ridiculously fast, and we recently showed a video depicting just how ridiculous the car will be. In a call related to Tesla's second-quarter earnings, Musk said: "We think, probably, also the Tesla Roadster, a future program, would also make sense in California."
So that tells us the 'where', so what about the 'when'? Musk continues: "Just think about the next 12 to 18 months, we'll have 3 new factories in place. Things are looking great with Giga Berlin, and we'll have Cybertruck, Semi, Roadster, Full Self-Driving. There's so much to be excited about."
As exciting as the prospect of Tesla's world-beating halo car arriving soon is, Musk has made it clear that the bread-and-butter of the company lies in commercial expansion, which includes the aforementioned Cybertruck that is set to be made in Texas. The Roadster, on the other hand, is likely to be built at the company's main production facility in Fremont, California. This is where the Model Y is currently being built.
The Model Y isn't the only one built there, as the Model S and Model X come off the same line, so the California plant requires more development, which Tesla has already put into motion. Besides the fact that the California facility is the most capable, production of the Roadster here makes sense, as California is one of the most forward-thinking states when it comes to alternative energy sources and sustainable mobility. Nevertheless, we're just happy that there seems to be a definite plan in place. Hopefully this time next year will see us reporting on near production-ready Roadsters that should hit our streets by the end of 2021.