Tesla (TSLA) announced yesterday its second master plan or vision for the future. CEO Elon Musk also wrote also about his ideas of sustainable energy, new segments of Tesla and self-driving cars.
Tesla´s idea is to integrate energy generation and storage. According to Musk the company is bringing Tesla and SolarCity together in order to get better and integrated services for customers.
Musk also wrote about the automotive production:
– What really matters to accelerate a sustainable future is being able to scale up production volume as quickly as possible. That is why Tesla engineering has transitioned to focus heavily on designing the machine that makes the machine — turning the factory itself into a product. A first principles physics analysis of automotive production suggests that somewhere between a 5 to 10 fold improvement is achievable by version 3 on a roughly 2 year iteration cycle. The first Model 3 factory machine should be thought of as version 0.5, with version 1.0 probably in 2018, he said.
Tesla, market cap of 33,6 billion dollars, is also seeking new segments in autoindustry. According to Musk there are two other types of electric vehicle needed: heavy-duty trucks and high passenger-density urban transport. Both are in the early stages of development at Tesla and should be ready for unveiling next year.
– We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate, he said.
Musk also made comments regarding the self-driving cars.
– When true self-driving is approved by regulators, it will mean that you will be able to summon your Tesla from pretty much anywhere. Once it picks you up, you will be able to sleep, read or do anything else enroute to your destination, he wrote.
Tesla shares ended yesterday to 228 dollars, up 1,38 percent in New York. The company is announcing the next interim report in the 3rd of August.