In a recent annual shareholder meeting, Tesla has hinted at its upcoming electric vehicle, showcasing an enticing image of the car’s silhouette. The statement made by Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, indicated that the next car is already in the “building” phase, creating a wave of excitement among Tesla enthusiasts and industry watchers.
Musk clarified that the meeting was not intended for product announcements, yet he took the opportunity to tease the audience with the glimpse of Tesla’s upcoming model. His choice of words stirred curiosity among the attendees and public alike, as he noted that the vehicle was being “built” rather than just “designed.” This language typically implies production or prototyping, leaving many to speculate on the progress of this latest project.
The showcased silhouette, albeit a render and not an obscured picture, suggests the next offering from Tesla’s innovative line-up. Tesla has been long anticipated to introduce a smaller, more affordable electric hatchback model, often referred to as the “$25,000 Tesla” or sometimes the “Tesla Model 2.” A recent sighting of a potential Tesla prototype, seemingly built on a Mazda, in China further fuels the speculation. It aligns with Tesla’s previous announcement about designing and building its next vehicle in the country.
Elon Musk revealed that Tesla is currently developing two new vehicles, including the one teased during the shareholder meeting. These two vehicles are projected to collectively sell about 5 million units per year. The cars likely to be launched are the budget-friendly hatchback and the so-called “robotaxi,” a vehicle specifically designed for self-driving and taxi service.
In line with its strategy to expand globally, Tesla has previously discussed producing a cheaper model at its Gigafactory in Shanghai, China, with plans to export the vehicle worldwide.
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