Tesla’s ambitious plan to launch a $25,000 electric car for 2023 without these vital parts
Although Tesla cars are renowned for their autopilot features, there has always been a manual steering option. At least for now. The world leader in electric transportation is currently working on fully driverless vehicles. According to reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk discussed plans to introduce a $25,000 electric vehicle without a steering wheel with his staff.
Musk stated that Tesla will produce a $25,000 fully autonomous car during last year’s Battery Day, according to Electek. Tesla’s new battery cells and battery production initiative, which might lower the cost of the battery by over 50%, will enable it to reach this competitive price point, it was stated.
Unofficially known as the “Tesla 2,” the vehicle is compared to a new electric hatchback that the business has been developing at its Shanghai Gigafactory in China. To create an electric automobile in the Chinese style, Tesla has previously declared ambitions to open an R&D facility in China. According to the story, the corporation had begun accepting design proposals for the program and had soon after begun hiring for it.
Although the Tesla 2 project has so far been bogged in the mud, Musk is said to have stated during a recent company-wide meeting that such a car will indeed be released.
According to sources, the Tesla CEO wants to begin manufacturing the transportable electric car with self-driving technology in 2023. Additionally, he said the suggested car wouldn’t have a steering wheel or padels.
By the end of this month, Tesla plans to roll out its Full Self-Driving Beta software over a larger fleet in the US. This software will be further enhanced to make it safer and gain regulatory certification. Whether Tesla can introduce a fully automatic vehicle or not will depend on this.
Additionally, the $23,000 price tag would aid Tesla in breaking into markets like India. Tesla recently received certification from India’s Union Transport Ministry for four of its models, albeit the names of the cars weren’t made public. The Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y are the current Tesla models. The second-generation Tesla Roadster and Tesla Cybertruck will be introduced in the future.