Tesla’s ‘surprise’ new product reveal is …. delayed
Even faster charging? Yet more autonomous driving developments? A Roadster 2.0? Whatever Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk has planned, he’s well and truly fired up the rumour mill by confirming the company is to reveal a surprise new product soon.
Musk originally confirmed that the new product announcement will take place on 17 October, but in true Tesla fashion, he’s pushed this back by two days to keep us guessing for longer.
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Speculation is high as to what we can expect to see, but taking to Twitter, the PayPal creator said his company’s latest development will be “unexpected by most”.
An event on 28 October will see Tesla share the stage with SolarCity, another of Musk’s companies. It’s likely a solar roof will make an appearance, while an ever-more advanced charging tech will be on show, too. Whatever we’re going to see before this announcement, however, will be something different all together.
Tesla product unveiling on the 17th (unexpected by most), followed by Tesla/SolarCity on the 28th
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 9, 2016
Moving the Tesla announcement to Wednesday. Needs a few more days of refinement.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 16, 2016
So what can we expect?
A very real possibility is that Tesla will unveil its Model 3 in full, and give us a better idea as to its technology, but other have suggested it could be an all-new car, perhaps even a Roadster 2.
The original Roadster, pictured below, was Tesla’s very first car, but we haven’t seen an out-and-out sports car from the manufacturer since.
Perhaps another viable suggestion: a major update of the company’s autonomous driving system system.
A Version 8.0 update for Autopilot was only recently launched, but Musk has teased that Tesla is forging ahead with the tech at a surprisingly quick pace.
Charger prototype finding its way to Model S.https://t.co/L9E4MR642G
— Tesla (@TeslaMotors) August 6, 2015
So, it could be any of these things, or none of them. We do know Tesla likes a good surprise however, like when it unveiled its incredible ‘snake’ fast charger (above) last year.
It’s not available for Tesla customers at the minute, but you never know – maybe it will be soon? Think you know what Tesla is up to? Let us know in the comments section!