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Elon Musk says Tesla is revealing the 'exciting' Roadster update this week

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'Crisis issues' pushed the update back

In a busy year for Elon Musk, in which he designed rockets, unveiled supercars, and got into the satellite business, the billionaire inventor could almost be forgiven for overlooking a promise he made back in June, to reveal a new update to the Tesla Roadster before the end of 2014. But it now looks like Musk will make good on his plan — the Tesla CEO said in a tweet that he'd outline the "fairly exciting update" to the car company's first electric car this week.

Musk first mentioned the planned update in Tesla's annual shareholder meeting back in June, but "crisis issues" — presumably issues like the explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in August — delayed the release of the information. Speaking in May, Musk said the Roadster, which was Tesla's first highway-capable vehicle to be mass-produced, was "step one" in the company's ambitions, and that other companies had made a mistake writing the car off as being for "techno-geeks."

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