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    Tesla Roadster to return in 2014

    Tesla Roadster to return in 2014

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    Tesla's little electric sports car that could is set to resume production in 2014. Back in August the company ended production of the Roadster to switch their focus entirely to the newer Model S sedan. However, in an interview with British motor magazine Autocar, CEO Elon Musk revealed that the Roadster is set to return without the original's Lotus chassis. This means that the new car could look and drive differently to current models — it's based on a new third-generation platform, likely to be a modified version of the one in the Model S. "This platform will spawn a range of cars in the next four to five years," Musk said. "It’ll be a more mass-market platform for cars like a [BMW] 3-series as well as the new Roadster."

    With rumors of a semi-offroad "Model X" coming next year, and a convertible Model S for 2013, it's likely to be a busy few years for Tesla. As many more manufacturers are preparing to enter the EV market, including BMW, Mercedes, and VW, we're excited to see how Tesla carves out its territory.