Elon Musk on New Tesla Designs
Musk Talks of "New Form Factors" in New Designs
Tesla to Customize Models for International Markets
Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is a notorious big tease, told an online European Conference on Batteries audience this week that he is excited about designing new electric cars that will have "new form factors". Musk said that to attract top talent to Tesla, he must provide them the big opportunity that they crave - to work on new, original car model designs.
Gigafactories in Berlin and Shanghai
Musk says he is really excited about new design concepts which will be originating from his gigafactories in Shanghai and Berlin. In Berlin, he expects to develop a compact electric car model, likely a hatchback, to cater to the preferences of European drivers for smaller, green cars.
Expanding Tesla's Lineup
Expansion is clearly on Musk's mind. Some of his targets include:
- Designing an original car in China for global distribution
- Designing a compact vehicle
- Designing a high capacity passenger vehicle
- Making a $25,000 electric car for mass market distribution.