Tesla Planning Electric Public Transport And Semis In Second Master Plan

Some 10 years after releasing Part One of the Tesla Master Plan, Elon Musk has released ‘Part Deux’, which will see the American firm venture into a host of new markets.

In Part One of the Master Plan, Musk detailed how his car company would create a low volume car (the Roadster), use that money to develop a medium volume car (the Model S) and then to use that money to create a high volume car for the masses (the Model 3), all while providing solar power to the masses. Well with all of those ticked off, it’s time for the next step in Tesla’s history.

In the coming years, Tesla will aim to offer a car in all major segments of the automotive world. This will see the release of a compact SUV in the years to come as well as a “new kind of pickup truck”, likely to be the world’s first electric truck.

Musk will then take things even further. Alongside the marque’s consumer vehicles, it will create all-electric heavy-duty trucks and “high passenger-density urban transport”. Both of these solutions should be presented next year with the Tesla Semi intending on slashing the cost of cargo transportation.

Tesla also intends to lead the market in autonomous driving technology. Musk believes that receiving worldwide regulatory approval for completely autonomous vehicles will require up to 6 billion miles of testing. Currently, Autopilot-enabled Tesla models are covering just over 3 million miles per day. Master Plan, Part Deux goes on to defend Autopilot in the midst of recent controversy, stating that even though in its beta stage, it is safer than the average driver. The beta label will only be removed when the system is about 10 times safer than the average U.S. driver.

Additionally, Tesla will rapidly expand its solar panel business and begin offering a ride sharing service for Tesla owners allowing their car’s to be hired out and used to automatically drive people around, essentially earning owners free money.

Unlike the first part of the Master Plan, all elements of the second stage are being developed and tested simultaneously.


Jay Leno Checks Out Mil-Spec’s Hummers At His LA Garage

The legendary military truck-turned-fashion icon has been thoroughly updated without losing its identity.

Mercedes-Benz 560SEC Widebody: Big, Bad, And Old School To The Core

Some pristine, low-mileage 560SEC AMG 6.0 examples sell for more than $100,000 these days.

Ferrari 488 Pista Spider Sets The Benchmark In Open-Top Supercars

Can anyone find a flaw in the way the new 488 Pista Spider drives? Well, they can sure try…

BMW M2 Competition, M4 And Others Recalled Over Potentially Faulty Airbags

Certain 2019-2020 2-Series, 3-Series and 4-Series models are also included in the recall.

Several States Want To Use Credit Cards At EV Stations, Security Concerns Arise

Most current electric vehicles chargers use an app or secure, contactless payment methods.

Corvette Z06 Driver Does A Mustang By Attempting Burnout, Ending Up In Ditch

The ‘Vette disappears in a cloud of white smoke before crashing in an embarrassing manner.

Red Is So Overrated; Ferrari SF90 Stradale Is Much Better In Azzurro Dino Blue

The SF90 Stradale uses a twin-turbo V8 and three electric motors – and looks stunning in that hue.

Watch A VW Driver Try To Inflate Their Tires With… An EV Charger!

An EV charger looks nothing like an air pump – yet, somehow this driver thought it would do the trick.

You Don’t Have To Be An Aston Martin Fan To Be Mesmerized By The New Vantage

The baby Aston combines killer looks with lots of grunt in a nearly perfect package.

Honda City Car Lets You Take A Hot Bath And Relax While Being Driven Around

This sounds crazy, but with the advent of fully autonomous cars, maybe it’s not such a bad idea after all.