Tesla Will Unveil… Something In China This Friday – Any Ideas What It Might Be?

Tesla is preparing to make some kind of announcement this coming Friday in China and has already began teasing us with a first image.

The teaser, first picked up by the guys over at Electrek, was shared on the car manufacturer’s Weibo social media account and includes the date ‘2019.05.31’, plus a blurry image of… what, exactly? It’s difficult to tell what this is, never mind what Tesla is teasing here, but there are a few possibilities.

The first is a special edition of either the Model 3, Model S, or Model X for the Chinese market. Such a vehicle could come with unique exterior and interior trim to appeal to local customers. It’s something that’s been adopted long ago by numerous manufacturers, who have found a nice way to make a few quick extra bucks in the world’s largest car market.

Also Read: Tesla Breaks Ground At Chinese Gigafactory, Model 3 And Y Production Confirmed

However, we’re inclined to believe that what Tesla is teasing here has something to do with its upcoming Gigafactory in Shanghai. Construction at the site kicked off in January, and a video from earlier this month shows that impressive progress has been made. In fact, it appears as though the majority of the site’s exterior has been built and Tesla could actually be on track to commence production of cars at the facility as early as September. So, could they be preparing to make an important announcement about their local plant on Friday?

Whatever the case may be, we only have a few days until we find out.

Tesla is currently embarking on a significant expansion throughout China and intends on producing base versions of the Model 3 and Model Y locally. The Shanghai Gigafactory is expected to be capable of building up to 500,000 vehicles per year, which should cater to the local market and avoid any tariff wars between China and the U.S.

 

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  • JRP

    Pickup? Maybe called Model P?

    • Matt

      Wouldn’t be revealed in China though, seeing as there’s no market for it there.

      • JRP

        Pickups sell very well in China.

    • Eagle By Singer

      S3XY P

      Oh no

      • Matt

        Better that than S3XY Semi…

  • Ilbirs

    Considering Chinese tastes about cars, could it be a Model 3 elongated to give more space for second row occupants?

  • Jim Jones ©

    Is it a 14 foot high “PHLUCK YU” from Uncle Donnie, coz that would be funny.

  • BlackPegasus

    An electric toaster that can be controlled by an app?

    • Finkployd

      That’s Dyson

  • salamOOn

    constant unveiling and unveiling….

    • Mike anonymous

      They’ve got to stay relevant on social media. That’s essentially how they (and their only means of how they) advertise.

      • salamOOn

        i know, but its boring*

        (* just boring, without company)

  • Jørn-tommy Skjellnes

    long weelbace tesla model 3

  • Mike anonymous

    Vehicles done and ready to go…

    Model S (done)
    Model X (done)

    Model 3 (in progress… $35K model still awaiting (btw it was removed last I heard of things).
    Roadster Concept (incomplete)
    Semi (in progress)
    Model Y (in progress)

    & now something else?… I do believe that we should work towards brining more of these vehicle to market first. As of now the only two 100% complete lines are the S & X, as we are still waiting on the 3 to be completed, and the Roadster, Semi, & Y to reach production. If I would make a suggestion, I would bring the promised line to it’s previously promised completion before the reveal of a fifth product (4 excluding the $35k Model 3) yet to reach the market completely. Not here to ‘hate’ against Tesla, just stating that we should finish up step 3, 4, 5, & 6, before moving onto a 7th.

  • Stigasawuswrecks

    A built in fire suppression system?

  • Harry_Wild

    Saleof Tesla to the Chinese government?

  • Mr. EP9

    Perhaps an extended wheel base version of the Model S?

  • Enter Ranting

    Elon’s rescue submarine?

  • Super Rob

    It’s their new promotion. Buy a Tesla and get 1000 shares of stock for free.

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