Elon Musk is the ultimate tease. He has kept us in the dark about what his Masterplan, part deux might imply for weeks, only to confirm some of our hypotheses. Finally, Tesla’s founder has spoken freely about his ambitious plans for the future. Let’s go through them together #automagic
Before we delve into automotive, let’s not forget about the energy saving business. Musk plans to develop “solar-roof-with-battery product that just works” by merging Solar City into Tesla. “Now that Tesla is ready to scale Powerwall and SolarCity is ready to provide highly differentiated solar, the time has come to bring them together,” Musk said. The future of buildings and homes is going to get brighter with solar roofs with integrated battery storage.
Then, Musk is expanding his auto business with “heavy-duty trucks” and “high passenger-density urban transit“. He’s not forgetting about your personal car, though. The company is hoping to soon improve their Autopilot so that it ensures 10 times the safety you feel when you’re holding the wheel and hitting the brakes.
Musk also hinted on how you can make money off your car. “Add your car to the Tesla shared fleet just by tapping a button on the Tesla phone app and have it generate income for you while you’re at work or on vacation, significantly offsetting and at times potentially exceeding the monthly loan or lease cost”, wrote Musk on the Tesla blog. In this way, you won’t feel your heart break over the money you owe to pay for your Tesla car.
The Masterplan sounds incredibly good, but did any of these points really surprise you?