Tesla has paved the way for the proliferation of electric vehicles in the automotive market and built a name for itself as one of the premier luxury car companies. As one of the biggest names in the auto industry, eyes are often fixed on what’s to come from the popular U.S.-based company.
Here’s a look at three of the company’s high-profile upcoming projects.
Announced back in 2017, the Tesla Roadster 2020 is the first-ever follow-up to the company’s debut electrical car, the Roadster 2008. CEO Elon Musk boasts that the upcoming supercar will be able to go from 0 to 60 miles-per-hour in 1.9 seconds, and will be capable of a top speed of 250 miles-per-hour. More beguiling than these impressive figures within traditional benchmarks is the vehicles planned SpaceX integration. This option will place 10 rocket thrusters around the body of the car, coming together to improve acceleration, braking, and handling.
特斯拉Roadster 2020早在2017年宣布，是该公司首次亮相的电动车Roadster 2008的首次跟进。首席执行官埃隆马斯克称，即将上市的超级跑车将能够以每小时0到60英里的速度行驶在1.9秒内，最高时速可达250英里/小时。比传统基准测试中令人印象深刻的数字更令人印象深刻的是车辆计划的SpaceX集成。该选项将在车身周围放置10个火箭推进器，以便改善加速，制动和操控。
As the name implies, the Roadster 2020 will release sometime next year, and will reportedly cost at least $200,000.
The Tesla Roadster, coming 2020 pic.twitter.com/cCijFXj622
The Tesla Semi is the company’s move to bring electric vehicles to?long-haul trucking. First discussed in 2016, the Semi is planned to begin production in 2020 and will be capable of traveling 640 kilometers on a 30-minute charge. The truck will be capable of going from 0-60 MPH in 20 seconds while hauling 80,000 pounds. It is expected to cost $180,000.
The most recently unveiled vehicle on the way from Tesla, the Model Y was announced in March 2019, almost six years after its name was first trademarked. Part of the company’s plan to enter the mass market, the Model Y is a compact SUV with seven seats and the capability of traveling 300 miles on a full charge.
“It has the functionality of an SUV but it rides like a sports car,” Musk said about the vehicle. “We expect it’ll be the safest SUV in the world by far.”
Models will begin shipping in late 2020, with the Standard Range model arriving in Spring 2021. Prices for its four different models will range from $39,000 to $60,000.
First Jaguar I-Pace I’ve seen in the wild! Really like the styling. Just wish starting price wasn’t ~$30k more than Tesla Model Y. Need to bring prices down for EV mass adoption! pic.twitter.com/sIztUUvUFE
Pictured: The new Tesla Model Y is seen at its unveiling in Hawthorne, California on March 14, 2019. Photo: AFP/Getty Images/Frederic J. Brown?