Tesla, and the man behind the empire, Elon Musk, have both quickly become household names. Tesla has steadily grown over the last few years and won’t be slowing down anytime in the foreseeable future.
Read on to learn about what to expect from the trendsetting company throughout the rest of 2021, and into 2022.
A Push Towards Europe
The construction of a new factory in Europe solidifies Musk’s hopes to expand his empire into Europe. The construction of this plant is happening in Germany, in the state of Brandenburg. Construction seems to have begun, despite some reports stating that the new factory has not yet received the final clearance that’s needed from the German authorities.
Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y has been talked about since March 2019, the month Tesla revealed the Model Y at its design studio in California. Musk confidently stated that the Model Y is positioned to become a global bestseller by 2022, and believes that it will surpass sales of other current SUV competitors.
Here’s what you should know about it:
- It is a 7-seater
- It has all-wheel drive
- Its engine is known as a Permanent Magnet AC Motor
- It has a single-speed direct-drive transmission
- It is powered by dual electric motors that are power up one set of wheels
- The acceleration is jaw-dropping
- It gets over 300 miles on just one charge.
- The total power output from the motors is 346 hp and has 389 lb-ft of torque.
So, will the 2002 model be much different than the current model Y? No! The 2022 model is only the second model in the cars’ life-cycle, making it extremely young. The only changes will be the height of the seats and dashboard.
More Attention Given to the Cybertruck
The Cybertruck was unveiled in November 2019. And the car community was stunned, to say the least. The futuristic truck was unlike anything seen before. Here’s why:
- Range. Up to 500 miles of range
- Selection. There will be three models.
- Safety. The armored glass is ready to protect you from most anything.
- The adaptive air suspension. The Cybertruck will automatically self-level, meaning that the terrain you’re driving on will determine what level the truck is at. This also means you can drink coffee and drive without worrying about spills.
- Interior design. The interior includes an impressively large and luxurious 17-inch touchscreen.
- Most importantly, is the towing capabilities. Tesla claims that the truck can tow up to 14,000 pounds.
A Push Towards China
The electric vehicle market isn’t just going to Europe. China is a huge market and Tesla takes their market seriously. Tesla currently has a Gigafactory in Shanghai. In January of this year, the first Chinese-made Model Y vehicles came to the market. Don’t be surprised to see more collaborations in the future.
Zealous Sales Targets
Elon Musk is known for his ambition, but talk about lofty goals! Tesla has come up with, what could be, their most ambitious target to date. What’s this crazy and outlandish goal, you ask? To exceed one million vehicle sales in 2022. This would mean an annual growth rate averaging at about 50%. It seems Tesla has their eyes on the prize moving into 2022.
Battery Production Done In-House
One of the many ways that Tesla is hoping to reach said sales target is to save money in other sectors of production. A way they’re planning on doing this is by producing batteries domestically.
Current reports are claiming that Tesla has actually already applied for the permit needed in Europe to build its own batteries.
The Tesla Semi May Finally Break On To the Scene
Elon Musk has continually reminded us of Tesla’s commitment to the Tesla Semi project. So we’ve all known that the Tesla Semi is coming.
However, due to several kinks in the plan that needed to be dealt with, such as how to handle high energy requirements in the best way, the production has been put off until 2022. In September of 2020, Musk announced his plan on how to handle the high energy requirements.
The plan is to use lower energy density cells for lower energy-demanding vehicles, which then will free the high-density variants for the higher energy-demanding products- such as the Tesla Semi.
If his plan works, then we can expect to see a Tesla Semi hitting the market in 2022.
Future Long Term Plans
Tesla also has other plans that are sitting on the back-burner. And while they may not be available in 2021 and 2022, you definitely will see them break onto the market eventually.
Expanding their Autopilot System To Other Companies
You heard that right. You may see Tesla’s autopilot system eventually find its way into non-Tesla cars and trucks. Elon Musk has previously said that he is not only considering licensing Tesla’s autopilot software but has also been in talks about it with other big players in the industry.
You may wonder why. Well, we can tell you, it’s not just out of the kindness of Musk’s heart. Like most software, it’s an investment! This will potentially skyrocket Tesla’s worth and sales, putting them in a great financial position.
Tesla In the Home Industry
Tesla has their foot in the door of the home development industry. How? Their Powerwall and Solar products.
In January of 2021, a group of companies announced that they will build the first neighborhood (in Australia) that is 100% equipped with solar and battery energy storage.
So, what does this have to do with Tesla? Well, these houses will all be equipped with Tesla’s Powerwalls. The Powerwall is a rechargeable home battery system that stores energy from solar and then makes it available on demand. It can power your home during the night, or in the event of a power outage.
Tesla and the man behind the empire, Elon Musk, both have lofty goals for the rest of 2021 and the year 2022. Tesla has always been a company with futuristic and out-of-the-box goals at the forefront of their minds, and that doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon.
Whether it’s the new Cybertruck, a push towards Europe and China, or Tesla breaking into the home industry, don’t be surprised to see Tesla collectively blowing our minds in 2022.