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Tesla's Master Plan Includes Commercial Trucks

July 22, 2016

Photo of Elon Musk in 2013 via Dan Taylor/Flickr.
Photo of Elon Musk in 2013 via Dan Taylor/Flickr.

Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk plans to build a battery-electric pickup truck, heavy-duty truck, and a bus that would turn the driver into a "fleet manager," according to his Master Plan, Part Deux released July 20.

Musk's plan has been met with equal parts excitement and skepticism, since the four-pronged multiyear strategy comes while he's still ramping up production of the more affordable Model 3 that's expected to democratize his luxury vehicles.

In the master plan, Musk also promised updates to his semi-autonomous Autopilot technology and said he will launch a ride-sharing program to compete with Uber.

Musk is calling his heavy-duty truck the Tesla Semi and claims it will "deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate."

Read the full master plan here.

Comments

  1. 1. Stock Shaman [ July 23, 2016 @ 04:57PM ]

    The master plan part deux and China's EV plants have the planet moving in the right direction. One thing for sure we are going to need a lot more lithium. Follow te story on this company exploring "the perfect lithium basin?" 120 miles from Tesla's " GIGA 1" lithium battery plant opening on Friday ! http://www.slideshare.net/stockshaman/kibby-basin-lithium-nevada-the-perfect-lithium-basin

 

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