Elon Musk has re-set the date for a new Tesla product, following Monday’s launch postponement.
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This is an update to a story we wrote earlier this week. You can find that story here.
The business mogul had previously been set to unveil an ‘unexpected’ product earlier in the week, but Musk tweeted the day of the launch to say the event would need to be postponed because the product needed ‘a few more days of refinement’
Earlier this month, the CEO of Tesla tweeted that his company would be launching an ‘unexpected’ product this week. The unveiling, whenever it is shown off, would mean that the company is set to launch two new products this month: this ‘unexpected’ product will be followed quickly by a Solar Roof and Battery, being created by Tesla and SolarCity, one of Musk’s other companies.
“Tesla product unveiling on the 17th (unexpected by most), followed by Tesla/SolarCity on the 28th,”
There have been no clues as to what product could be launched today, but speculation suggests it could simply be a second half of the Model 3 launch.
In April, Tesla showed off it’s most ‘affordable’ electric car ever. The Model 3 has topped 400,000 preorders, and is promised to get a range of 215 miles. The vehicle will go zero-to-sixty in six seconds and support Tesla’s own SuperCharger network.
After the April launch, Musk said there would be a second event for the launch later in 2016. At Code Conference in June, Musk merely said the second event would unveil ‘the obvious thing’
Meanwhile, Tesla and SolarCity are set to show off a SolarRoof and integrated Battery, which Musk called ‘PowerWall 2.0 battery and Tesla Charger’. In September, the CEO also said the new energy-producing setup would be shown off to the public for the first time on October 28.
The SolarRoof, rumoured to be made completely out of solar cells, will attempt to integrate the PowerWall device with products from the Tesla car company. It will come with an ‘integrated’ home battery – likely an updated PowerWall – and a Tesla Charger. Prospective buyers we have the option to customize the design of the roof in order to fit with their homes.
The Roof, Battery and ‘unexpected’ product are all part of Musk’s long term Master Plan that focuses on sustainable, renewable energy.