27 Roadsters are currently in various stages of assembly, and the company hopes to reach a monthly production rate of 100 cars by this December.
In a blog post on the company website, Tesla CEO Ze’ev Drori has reprinted the content of a note he sent to customers last Friday in which he states that Tesla has finally “broken the logjam” and already delivered 9 Roadsters to California.
The company is working on an advanced next generation powertrain that they hope to incorporate into the Roadster by this September. The current lack of this powertrain — and the present requirement to use one designed out-of-house — is a large part of what’s keeping production limited through the end of the year.
I’m sure all those Tesla Roadster “wait-listers” are happy that the cars are finally being produced, especially given the months of delays they’ve had to endure.
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