Elon Musk reveals the most important key to Tesla’s future Robotaxi: the cost per kilometer

The most charismatic CEO of the current automotive sector made a very discreet statement during the inauguration of the new Tesla factory located in Austin. There, Elon Musk timidly expressed that in a mysterious future, the American company would launch a completely autonomous vehicle on the market that would be dedicated to transporting people and that “it would look quite futuristic”; then everything remained a mystery. However, in the last hours it has been known that the manager has given new brushstrokes on the project, which will go into production in 2024.

Currently, Tesla is immersed in the optimization of its team of recently opened factories, such as the one based in Berlin or the aforementioned one in Austin. To this is added the problems it has had in recent weeks with its factory based in China, which has stopped its production due to a new outbreak of Covid-19 in the Asian territory. However, their sights are also set on the next production of the Tesla Cybertruck, Tesla Semi and Tesla Roadster, which should start manufacturing later this year or early 2023. But what lies beyond?

In recent weeks we have learned that Elon Musk is working on the presentation of his “Master Plan number 3”, which could include an expansion of his business with new branches, such as the so-called Tesla Bot. Also, after the brief statement made by the CEO during the so-called “Cyber ​​Rodeo”, everything points to the fact that we will see a very technological, futuristic and autonomous vehicle operating on the streets for years to come.

Elon Musk during his visit to the Tesla gigafactory in Berlin.
Elon Musk during his visit to the Tesla gigafactory in Berlin.

During a conference held in the last hours, after the presentation of the financial results of the first quarter, Musk released certain details about this mysterious “Robotaxi”. First will establish its fundamental pillar in the economy per mile traveled. This will have a high optimization of electric autonomy, which will mean a lower cost than what it currently costs to get a bus transport ticket.

In the passenger compartment, it will not have a steering wheel or pedals, since its sights are completely focused on driving and autonomous transport of people. As confirmed by the CEO, they are working on a series of technological innovations that revolve around it but that it cannot yet revealalthough Musk, at all times during his speech, has emphasized that his best facet will be based on the optimization of the cost per mile or kilometer traveled.

Elon Musk has also confirmed that they plan for this mysterious vehicle to be unveiled sometime in 2023, to go into production in 2024 and that the first deliveries take place a few months later. At the moment, few additional details are known about this electric and autonomous vehicle from Tesla, nor its name, but it is clear that the entire leadership of the firm expects great things from this future model, since they believe that will be an important driver of the company’s growth in the coming years.

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