Pre-orders for the Tesla Roadster are open, but at what price?

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Tesla has finally opened reservations for its Roadster, which will be produced at its new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas. The amount of the pre-order should make more than a cough!

The new Tesla Roadster will be produced at the Giga Texas plant in Austin from 2023. For some, it’s a dream come true, as Elon Musk simply views his roadster that way “the fastest vehicle in the world with record acceleration, range and performance.”

Indeed, on paper, while there is no filter for technical details, the numbers announced have something to please the most electro-sceptical in terms of sportsmanship. The 0 to 100 km/h would be done in 2.1 s, the top speed is estimated at 400 km/h, the 400 m standing start would be mastered in 8.8 s and the torque would be 10,000 Nm which the Tesla Roadster to the equivalent make them the most efficient hypercars in the world. In addition, its all-wheel drive architecture supports four adults and autonomy is announced for 1,000 km.

The problem is that it is not yet known exactly what customers will have to pay in the end.

In the United States, two deposits are required: $5,000 due upon ordering and $45,000 within 10 days. “Reservations are not valid until we have received the transfer”‘ says Tesla.

In France, the Tesla website states the following: “Roadster reservations require a deposit of €4,000 by credit card and a second payment of €39,000 by bank transfer within 10 days. Reservations are not final until payment by bank transfer has not been received.” In China, pre-orders are also possible after a deposit of 332,000 yuan (48,200 €). However, Tesla states that these deposits are fully refundable.

Pre-orders for the Tesla Roadster are open

However, the final cost of the Roadster 2 does not appear clearly on the pre-order pages. When Tesla introduced the second generation of the Roadster in 2017, a “Founders Edition” could be pre-ordered for $250,000 (around 230,000 euros), but at that time the entire amount had to be transferred at once.

The Austin Gigafactory aims to produce 500,000 Model Ys per year. At the opening ceremony, Elon Musk said “that the plant would also build the Cybertruck, the Semi and the Roadster in 2023.” case follows!

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