Tesla First Made EVs

Tesla First Made EVs "Sexy" With The Roadster

Buried in the press release announcing a slew of Tesla Model S changes, including a 90 kWh Battery and Ludicrous Mode, there was one mention of the next-generation Tesla Roadster:

"There is of course one speed faster than ludicrous, but that is reserved for the next generation Roadster in 4 years: maximum plaid."

Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster

Four years would put the arrival of the next-gen Roadster at some time in 2019.

The next-gen Roadster has long been part of Tesla's grand plan, but we figured it would arrive around 2020 or later.

We expect the next-gen Roadster to be a mid 2 second to 60 MPH car, boast range that beats today's Model S, cost well over $100,000 and blow away everything with two doors.  We shouldn't expect anything less from Tesla, right?