Factbox: Tesla CEO Musk to unveil Part 3 of Master Plan at Investor Day
March 1 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Elon Musk has promised to unveil the third part of his Master Plan on Wednesday, in which he has set out bold goals for growth of the electric-car maker.
PART I (2006)- THE SECRET TESLA MOTORS MASTER PLAN (JUST BETWEEN YOU AND ME):
BUILD SPORTS CAR AND AFFORDABLE EVs
Before Tesla put out its first production car, Musk set expectations for three vehicles: a sports car, a cheaper four-door family car and an even more affordable third model.
The plan was unveiled in 2006 and the first model, the Roadster sports car, rolled out in 2008 at a price of $89,000. In 2012, Tesla launched the Model S at a base price of $57,400, and five years later, it released the Model 3 which is now priced at $42,990 for the least expensive version.
The plan did not mention Model X, which was released in 2015.
PROVIDE ZERO-EMISSION ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION OPTIONS
Taking aim at the argument that EVs relied on polluting power plants, Musk said Tesla would sell sustainable energy products from SolarCity - the solar panel and storage equipment maker it bought in 2016.
The plan did not set target times or sales goals.
PART II (2016) - MASTER PLAN PART DEUX:
EVs ACROSS SEGMENTS
In this iteration, Musk said he wants Tesla to address all major vehicle segments from consumer vehicles to heavy-duty trucks and urban transport.
Tesla, as of now, has products in the compact SUV and sedan segments, as well as the premium sedan and SUV categories.
It has several times delayed the launch of the Cybertruck, which was unveiled in 2019, and is now slated to start limited production this summer. The automaker also started limited deliveries of the Semi truck in December, which was originally intended to launch in 2019.
Tesla has provided very few details on the urban transport vehicle.
SOLAR ROOFS AND BATTERY STORAGE
Musk had also planned to create an integrated solar product that would generate power through solar panels on roofs and store energy in batteries.
The company now bundles solar panels from SolarCity with Tesla's Powerwall battery product to provide the service.
SolarCity accounted for a third of the solar panel market in 2015, but its share has declined sharply over the years to just 0.2% in 2021, according to analytics firm Wood Mackenzie.
Musk said a Tesla vehicle will drive itself safely even when a car could malfunction.
Tesla has yet to achieve self-driving capabilities and the company's autonomous driving features, Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD), are under the scrutiny of U.S. regulators.
Musk had first estimated in 2015 that Tesla vehicles would be able to drive themselves by 2018.
ENABLE CAR TO MAKE MONEY
He said consumers will be able to summon their self-driving Teslas from anywhere. "You will be able to sleep, read or do anything else en route to your destination," he said.
He also said Tesla consumers will be able to share their self-driving Teslas and generate income, thus dramatically lowering the true cost of ownership to the point where almost anyone could own a Tesla.
Last year, Musk said Tesla expects to mass-produce a robotaxi with no steering wheel or pedal by 2024, after missing his targets for self-driving vehicles multiple times.
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