Company shareholder meetings can be drab affairs, but not when your company CEO is Elon Musk. Acknowledging yesterday at Tesla’s annual meeting in Austin, Texas, that it’s not the place for a product reveal, he went on to reveal the automaker has two more vehicles in the works, with the rendered silhouette of one of them on-screen. And he had bold predictions for both being sales successes.
“So, there are two new products that I think you’ll be very excited about,” said Musk. “And both the design of the products and the manufacturing techniques are head and shoulders above anything else that is present in the industry.”
“If I were to guess, just these two new products alone, we will probably make – obviously this is just, you know, Elon’s guess, so you know, don’t sue me – in excess of five million units a year of these two models combined.”
Of course, the eccentric CEO didn’t reveal what these vehicles would be. Speculation is that the silhouette would be the updated Model 3 known as Project Highland, or possibly a cheaper and long-rumoured Model 2 smaller EV. The second vehicle is most likely the long-anticipated Cybertruck, the launch of which has been delayed for years. That is expected to use the company’s new Giga Presses to form major structural parts of the truck.
Speaking of delayed, production of the next Tesla Roadster has again been pushed back, this time to 2024. It was originally scheduled to be built in 2020.