Tesla is going to present several surprises at once in the second half of this year
Despite the fact that the beginning of 2019 turned out to be not entirely successful for Tesla, the leadership, including Ilona Mask, is not discouraged. On the contrary, many employees are enthusiastic and plan to surprise existing and potential buyers in the second half of this year .
Actually, the first half was marked by a number of new products, including the shipment of the basic version of the Tesla Model 3 electric car and the launch of the Supercharger V3 high-speed charging. In the near future, much more interesting new products are planned. About several of them - to be continued.
Tesla Model S and Model X update
Every year, the company modifies existing versions of electric vehicles. So, the flagships received this year an upgrade of the engine and chassis. In the next few months, the company plans to update the interior design of the Model S and Model X. Some details of the upcoming changes have leaked to the Internet.
Part of the changes will be transferred from the design of Model 3, plus the flagships will receive an “additional screen” and “premium materials”.
The company said earlier that Tesla plans to announce changes in the third quarter of 2019.
Proprietary battery technology
Much more important is the company's possible transition to its own battery technology. Not so long ago, Tesla acquired Maxwell, which developed a number of technological innovations for batteries. In the near future, the resulting technologies will be integrated into the battery production cycle for Tesla electric vehicles.
According to experts, the new technology will make it possible to reduce the cost of production, increase the energy density of batteries, increase the autonomous mode of electric vehicles and introduce a number of other innovations.
Electric freight truck
Rumors have been circulating about him for a long time, fortunately, Tesla is constantly feeding them. A few months ago, the company posted a render (or just a very darkened picture) of what could be part of an electric truck (this will not be a tractor, but a pickup truck). According to Musk, the design of the vehicle is very futuristic.
According to Mask, Tesla Pickup will cost less than $ 50,000, and its characteristics will be better than many analogues. It will be presented in the second half of this year.
Another novelty is the insurance program for owners of electric vehicles of the company. Details will appear in the near future, as far as you can understand, in the next few months.
The company has been working on this program for a long time - about two years. A test launch of the insurance program was carried out in Australia and Hong Kong. In addition, a pilot version is launched in North America.
But in a few months, a much more significant update is planned, at least the company promises to release a product that is more beneficial for customers.
Tesla is currently awaiting regulatory approval for the launch of this program.
Perhaps this is not all
By the end of the year, there may be a few more surprises, it is clear that now the company is trying its best to get as many customers as possible.
By the way, just a few days ago it became known that the company achieved record levels in the production and sales of electric vehicles. For the second quarter of this year, it delivered to customers about 100 thousand cars. For three months, Tesla produced, in addition to the already delivered 95.2 thousand 87 thousand electric cars. Most sales came from Tesla Model 3. This model is sold by tens of thousands - out of the named scope of supply, Model 3 amounted to 72.5 thousand. Well, thanks to this result, the company's shares began to grow gradually - now they have grown by 7% in over-the-counter trading.
In your opinion, what else may be new from Tesla in the near future?