Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a podcast interview released on Thursday that the company’s planned Roadster sports car will be delayed.
Talking with stand-up comic Joe Rogan, the billionaire said that he could not provide a date for the release of the Tesla Roadster, but said other initiatives, including a ramp-up in production of sport utility vehicle Model Y and the construction of a vehicle factory in Berlin, were priorities.
“Roadster is kind of like dessert,” Musk said. “We gotta get the meat and potatoes and greens and stuff.”
Musk also said Tesla should produce the Cybertruck, a futuristic-looking light commercial vehicle, before working on the Roadster.
Tesla Roadster is a four-seater EV, said to be faster than any street-legal production car. Musk in the past has said Roadster sales would begin after a revised version of its Model S sedan is released, which was widely expected to be at the end of 2020.
Musk also said that Neuralink, his company that develops implantable brain-machine interfaces, could have devices ready to be implanted in people within a year.