Elon Musk's Tesla Master Plan: Part 2 — SUV, Trucks & More

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Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk has outlined his 'Master Plan: Part Deux'  which will see the company expand into new spaces inside the automotive industry and beyond it as well.

Vehicles planned include a smaller version of the Model X SUV, a new kind of pick-up truck (Calling all eco-friendly rednecks if any do exist) and even more autonomous driving. Tesla also plans to get into public transport by building autonomous buses.

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To ensure that all future Tesla vehicles are future proof, Musk also plans to add solar panels to the roofs of future Teslas to ensure that they keep on charging even when they're moving or standing still.

Musk, however, stated that he had no plans to build a car that cost less than the Model 3 as such a car is "unlikely to be necessary." 

Musk released the second part of his master plan claiming that the first part, which he wrote down 10 years ago is quite close to completion.

Musk stated in his blog post that the first part of his master plan for Tesla called for the company to achieve the following goals

  1. Create a low volume car, which would necessarily be expensive (Tesla Roadster)
  2. Use that money to develop a medium volume car at a lower price (Model S & Model X) 
  3. Use that money to create an affordable, high volume car (Model 3)
  4. Provide solar power. (Tesla recently made an offer to acquire Solar City, which is also owned by Musk)
Now that the first part of his master plan is complete, Musk has listed out the second part of his plan. In his blog, he wrote:
So, in short, Master Plan, Part Deux is:
  • Create stunning solar roofs with seamlessly integrated battery storage
  • Expand the electric vehicle product line to address all major segments
  • Develop a self-driving capability that is 10X safer than manual via massive fleet learning
  • Enable your car to make money for you when you aren't using it

For those who want to find out more details about the second part of the master plan, you can read Musk's blog post from his tweet.

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Story first published: Thursday, July 21, 2016, 18:35 [IST]
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