Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk recently confirmed that the company has made progress in developing an affordable electric vehicle that will expand access to Tesla technology. One of the keys to achieving this lies in an innovative manufacturing system.
However, the credibility of Musk’s statements has come under scrutiny on multiple occasions. After failing to fulfil the promises regarding the Tesla Cybertruck, it experienced delays and exceeded initial costs and expectations.
Although the enthusiasm for a more affordable Tesla, commonly known as the “$25,000 Tesla,” is palpable, some voices caution about the South African-American tycoon’s promises.
The revolutionary Tesla Model 2
It does not affect Elon Musk, who, during an interview linked to the launch of the Cybertruck, shared his impressions about the future economical Tesla, suggesting that the revolution in manufacturing this car will surprise the audience.
According to Musk, the new Tesla Model 2 model will be presented by 2025 at the latest, maintaining the ambition of offering a practical and affordable mobility solution.
Musk also stated that Tesla is “working on a low-cost electric vehicle that will be manufactured in really high volumes,” noting that they are “fairly advanced in that work.”
Additionally, Elon Musk revealed that he reviews production line plans weekly, noting that “the revolution in manufacturing that that car will represent will blow people’s minds.”
Tesla’s implementing revolutionary manufacturing techniques.
Various information reveals that the key to making this new Tesla Model 2 affordable lies in implementing revolutionary manufacturing techniques that will be applied to future models.
Specifically, it is the “Unboxed” concept, presented during Tesla’s Investor Day last March. This assembly technique allows the car to be broken down into subassemblies, making it possible to work simultaneously on various vehicle parts.
Lars Moravy, Vice President of Vehicle Engineering at Tesla, highlights that this technique reduces costs by up to 50% and allows vehicles to be built in factories with a 40% smaller footprint. This innovative approach seeks to change the game in electric vehicle manufacturing, making production more efficient and accessible.
While the promises of a more affordable Tesla are exciting, the community must be more convinced, given Tesla’s history with missed deadlines and features.
However, if Elon Musk keeps his word, the Model 2 could mark a milestone in the democratization of electric mobility by offering a quality vehicle at a more affordable price than most electric vehicles currently on the market.