Elon Musk intends to be involved in Tesla as long as he considers himself useful. But he himself says that the builder can continue to do well if he leaves.
Just missed in 2021, the milestone of one million sales over one year will certainly be reached by Tesla in 2022. The brand’s production was however slowed during the second quarter, due to containment measures in China, which disrupted operation of the Shanghai plant.
But during the general meeting of shareholders, Elon Musk was optimistic. The four factories should produce nearly 1.5 million vehicles in 2022. And with the ramp-up of new sites, in particular that of Berlin, the brand is already targeting two million vehicles produced in 2023.
However, we are still far from the rather crazy goal of producing 20 million cars… per year! For Elon Musk, this would require having 10 to 12 gigafactories. He also indicated during the GA that he could announce before the end of this year the construction of the fifth plant (there are currently Shanghai, Berlin, Austin and Fremont).
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The Model Y will become Tesla’s first sale in 2023, ahead of the Model 3. In the middle of next year, the brand will finally launch its Cybertruck pickup. Elon Musk said the price and specifications have changed since reservations opened in 2019, partly due to inflation. However, he thinks that the peak of the latter has passed and that the prices of the range could drop. ” rapidly “.
If Elon Musk did not mention the launch of an additional model, he pointed out that Tesla had a long-term product plan. He thus assured that the brand will always be doing well even if he is no longer there: “I intend to stay at Tesla as long as I’m useful there and I’m most useful in all things product design and process industrial ». But “Tesla will continue to be fine even if I am kidnapped by aliens or return to the planet I came from.”