In the later part of 2016 Tesla Motors will release what the company is calling it GenIII vehicle which is suppose to be a smaller electric sedan that is half the size of the Model S. Elon Musk was speaking at his companies annual shareholders meeting he said that the GenIII will have a much closer design to the current Tesla lineup. He gave some hints that the GenIII might have what he calls it autopilot features with some self driving features but may not be ready at the time it’s released.
Tesla is always on the verge of improving and modifying their technology for a better electric car. Tesla’s goal is to hit 200 miles to them is making for better use of technology and making a better and affordable electric car. Even more so with Tesla and Panasonic working on a new battery-cell electrochemistry that is for use in automobiles only and is pretty confident his company can achieve huge hurdles such as expanding energy storage and using energy density technology.
For this calendar year Tesla will be delivering about 21,000 units with more to come in 2015 and with more cars being delivered to Europe and Asian markets.
New Supercharging Network
Tesla has made much needed improvements to their supercharger network technology with recharging speeds from 45 minutes to 20 minutes to maintain battery range. Tesla’s goal is to spend less time at a charging stations than at a gasoline stations. Tesla has mention many times that Elon Musk is open to licensing Tesla’s batteries and charging technology to other car makers and would discuss compensation. All cost of technology is already in the price of the every car.
Retail Setbacks in Some States
Tesla has had a few setback in Texas, North Carolina and Virginia but continues to confront both national and state auto dealer associations about Tesla’s auto sales. Customers don’t realize how powerful auto dealers are especially the big national auto dealers that have the money to spend and lobby certain government law makers. Then they scream that they beat the system. But there’s no real victory in beating democracy.
2016 Tesla GenIII Sketch-Up Drawings