Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures as he goes to the building website of Tesla’s Gigafactory in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany, August 13, 2021.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated throughout the business’s fourth-quarter revenues call that the business will not launch any brand-new designs this year, and isn’t presently establishing a $25,000 cars and truck.
In his opening remarks, he stated that the continuing chip lack would make it difficult to launch brand-new design lorries without leading to less overall lorries being provided.
“If we had introduced say a new car last year, we would — total vehicle output would have been the same because of the constraints — the chips’ constraints particularly.” He continued, “So, we will not be introducing new vehicle levels this year. It would not make any sense.”
Without a Cybertruck electrical pickup to offer this year, Tesla dangers delivering ground to Ford, which is poised for shipments of the completely electrical F-150 Lighting pickup in the very first half of this year. Ford likewise just recently stated it prepares to triple production of its Mustang Mach- E, a potential Tesla Model 3 and Y rival, anticipating the Mach- E will exceed 200,000 systems annually by 2023.
Another most likely rival, the GMC Hummer EV, very first presented to consumers In December2021 General Motors completely electrical take on the truck is the very first to include the business’s Ultium platform, motors and batteries, which GM established internal and prepares to utilize as the structure for its brand-new electrical lorries to come.
Later, in action to a concern about a lower-priced Tesla for mainstream customers, Musk stated that task is not presently underway.
“We’re not currently working on the $25,000 car,” Musk stated. ” At some point we will. We have enough on our plate right now. Too much on our plate, frankly.”
Musk has actually consistently recommended a $25,000 Tesla is possible. He stated in 2018 it would take Tesla about 3 years to establish, though he didn’t offer a timeline for when it may take place. And, in 2020, Musk recommended at the business’s investor’s conference that Tesla would introduce such a vehicle within the next 3 years.
“About three years from now, we’re confident we can make a very compelling $25,000 electric vehicle that’s also fully autonomous,” he declared in2020 Musk is well-known, nevertheless, for being extremely positive with his forecasts.
Bernstein Senior Analyst Toni M. SacconaghiJr followed up, asking, “If there is no $25,000 vehicle being worked on is it really realistic to think that you can sell more than 3 million vehicles with 2 very high volume cars and Cybertruck in 2024?”
Musk peevishly responded, “I mean, it is apparent from the questions that the gravity of Full Self Driving is not fully appreciated.”
The CEO then recommended that Tesla’s driverless automobile tech, still in advancement, would end up being so excellent that it would make the business’s vehicles much more enticing gradually, leading to the expected high volume of sales with or without including brand-new designs at lower rate points.
Despite stating Tesla has a lot of fish to fry to make brand-new design lorries in 2022, Musk talked up prepare for the business to establish not simply robotaxis, however likewise a humanoid robotic, nicknamed Optimus, which might be used managing parts in factories.