Here's the First Picture of the Tesla Model Y
- Author: Joe Gonzales Jun 08, 2017,
Jun 08, 2017, 1:40
Tesla Inc shares fell $1.54 (-0.44%) in premarket trading Wednesday.
Musk told shareholders that potential buyers were getting "closely" involved in the final stages of the design process to ensure that Tesla's electric semi will be "specified to their needs". But 14-year-old Tesla has no experience making and selling vehicles in high volumes. Musk said that Tesla was now shopping designs around to large freight firms with positive reactions and that the firm would have more than just truck news to share later this year.
Tesla hasn't said how many people have put down $1,000 refundable deposits for the Model 3, but Musk said Tuesday customers who put down a deposit now won't get a auto until the end of 2018, indicating it could be as many as 500,000.
Another mistake Tesla made with the Model X was to offer buyers too many customisation options at launch, adding yet more complexity to the production line and slowing down the delivery of early cars.
According to Zigwheels, Tesla is collaborating with the tech company LG to make a 15-inch landscape touchscreen for the dashboard of the auto. Tesla was previously mulling the creation of the said electric vehicle on the same platform as the Model S/3 sedan.
We already know the Model 3 will have a significantly lower number of possible configuration compared to the Model S, and that's because production speed is vital for the new sedan. And while Tesla is promising to increase its network of stores and service centers by 30 percent this year, it began 2017 with just 250 service centers worldwide.
Of course, the US remains Tesla's most important market in term of total sales, but it's not impossible that it could change in the near future now that China is both the biggest auto market in the world and the biggest market for electric vehicles. According to Teslanomics, the average purchase price of the vehicle will be around $50,000 which is more than $42,000 average price predicted by Musk.
Billionaire Elon Musk's Q&A sessions are traditionally the most entertaining part of Tesla's annual shareholders meeting, and this year's appearance did not disappoint.