During the reporting conference dedicated to Tesla’s results in the second quarter of 2020, Elon Musk confirmed that the company is developing two new electric cars – a “compact car” and a “high-capacity electric car“.
It is already known that a new global model is being developed at Giga factory 3 in China. During the ceremony that launched production of the Model 3 sedan, Musk said that the new car will represent “something radical like Cybertruck – something that no one expects.” Later, a design sketch of the new product, similar to the compact version of the Model Y, appeared on the Web.
As for the second model, it can be a 12-seat van that will run through the underground tunnels of the Boring Company. According to Musk’s idea, such cars will be able to become a worthy alternative to traditional public transport and carry up to 1.2 thousand passengers a day, and more than 10 million a year.
It is not yet known when the new models will appear in the Tesla line. Probably, they should not be expected until 2022: next year, the company will be busy bringing to market Cybertrack, the production of which will be set up at a new facility in Texas.
In the near future, Tesla will be focused on a long-playing project, Tesla Semi. The electric truck debuted in 2017, but has yet to get on the Assembly line. The start of production has already been postponed twice: last spring it became known that the serial assembly of the unmanned model will begin only in 2021.