- Tesla plans to launch a number of models in the coming years. They’re in numerous levels of improvement.
- Deliveries of the semi-truck are scheduled to begin in December.
- Elon Musk says an electrical pickup truck, sports activities automobile, and self-driving taxi will observe.
Tesla at present sells 4 models, however Elon Musk has grand plans to launch a variety of recent automobiles in coming years.
The firm is engaged on a semi-truck, a cyberpunk pickup, and a supercar, and Musk has talked about a number of different potential initiatives. Many of those automobiles have already confronted lengthy delays, and there is no assure they’re going to all see the mild of day.
Tesla revealed the Semi in 2017 with lofty targets to revolutionize long-haul trucking. Now the firm plans to ship the first vans to Pepsi in December, three years not on time.
The Semi, which shall be constructed at Tesla’s manufacturing facility in Nevada, will be capable to journey as much as 500 miles on a full cost, Tesla claims. It guarantees to recoup 70% of its vary in half-hour when plugged right into a fast-charger.
Tesla made a splash when it unveiled the funky-looking Cybertruck pickup at an occasion 2019 — and not for all the proper causes. First off, the truck’s home windows have been marketed as bulletproof however broke twice throughout an on-stage demonstration. Some onlookers could not recover from its bizarre design.
The truck is now purported to enter early manufacturing in 2023, however its worth and specs are unknown after Tesla eliminated particulars about the Cybertruck from its web site. Some enjoyable information about the pickup, in line with Musk: It will be capable to serve briefly as a boat and there shall be a four-motor version that can spin in place like a tank.
Tesla started out with a two-seater sports car called the Roadster. Now it is bringing it again as a $200,000 supercar that guarantees to hit 60 mph in beneath two seconds and drive 620 miles on a full cost. Musk has mentioned it’ll have cold-air thrusters that can increase acceleration and allow it to hover short distances.
We’ll consider it when we see it.
When the Roadster debuted in 2017, Tesla mentioned it will be on the highway by 2020. Now it is concentrating on 2023.
In April, Musk mentioned Tesla would finally produce a “dedicated” self-driving taxi with “futuristic” appears. Later that month on an earnings name, he mentioned that the robotaxi shall be constructed without a steering wheel or pedals and that it ought to go into manufacturing by 2024.
Small, $25,000 automobile
In 2020, Musk mentioned Tesla was working on a $25,000 car that may be obtainable “about three years from now.” Musk squashed hopes that the price range mannequin was imminent when he mentioned in January that Tesla had shelved the project.
Then on Tesla’s most recent earnings call in October, Musk renewed hypothesis about the low-cost car when he talked about that Tesla’s subsequent car platform shall be smaller and price about half as a lot as that of the Model 3 and Model Y. He mentioned gross sales of that future mannequin will rapidly dwarf all different Tesla automobiles mixed.
It’s unclear whether or not Musk was referring to the identical $25,000 automobile he talked about earlier than or the robotaxi.
Tesla revealed the Cyberquad ATV at the identical time as the Cybertruck however hasn’t mentioned a lot about it since. (It did briefly sell a kids version for $1,900, which has now been recalled.) According to Musk, the grownup mannequin will go on sale alongside the Cybertruck as an possibility.
On a couple of completely different events, Musk has talked about the potential for a Tesla van. On Joe Rogan’s podcast final yr, Musk mentioned it may very well be powered by built-in photo voltaic panels.
Tesla would be part of Ford, GM, Rivian, and Mercedes, all of whom now promote electrical supply vans.