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 |  Feb 12 2012, 11:00 AM

Tesla is currently making headlines with the debut of the new Model X, but many are probably wondering when the next generation Roadster is coming. Well, apparently not anytime soon, according to Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk.

Musk disclosed on Thursday that a replacement roadster won’t come until Tesla has launched its “Gen 3″ electric car, which will be a smaller, less-expensive EV for the mass market. In a recent interview with Inside Line, Musk mentioned that he would like to have a third-generation Tesla ready for the market by 2015.

“I have to be careful here,” Musk told Inside Line. “This is our aspiration, not a definite date,” he said. Tesla originally had planned to bring the third-generation of their automobiles to market in 2016, “but now we’re thinking early 2015.”

[Source: Inside Line]