Elon Musk: Tesla Roadster Should Have Been All Tesla, No Lotus
It should’ve been all Tesla, says CEO Elon Musk of the Tesla Roadster.
As GigaOM reports, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk now believes that it would’ve been easier to build the Tesla Roadster from the ground up, rather than on a Lotus platform.
“Tesla should have designed an electric car from the ground up from the beginning, Musk said.”
“We ended up changing most of the damn car…so we thought later, why did we do that.”
Tesla mistakenly assumed it could easily adopt the Lotus platform and that the AC Propulsion system would require no modifications for use in the Roadster. Neither of the assumptions turned out to be true.
The Roadster is now a part of Tesla’s past. The ground-up Model S is truly leaps and bounds ahead of the much-loved Roadster. For Tesla, the Roadster was a learn-from-your-own-mistakes automobiles. We suspect all future Teslas will be ground-up electric vehicles.