Elon Musk hints at possible Tesla compact car in the future

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Elon Musk on Wednesday opined on Tesla’s expensive cars, saying he wishes they were cheaper and hinting at a possible compact offering.

“It is important to make the car affordable,” he told analysts and investors on a call Wednesday, following the company’s surprise second-quarter profit announcement. “I think we will not succeed in our mission if we do not make cars affordable. Like the thing that bugs me the most about where we are right now is that our cars are not affordable enough. We need to fix that.”

Asked about a smaller car with a potentially lower price point, Musk hinted there could be one in the lineup at some point, but offered few specifics.

Tesla product roadmap 2q 20

Tesla’s planned product timeline, as presented to investors on Wednesday.

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“Don’t think we can comment on our detailed product road map beyond what’s announced because I think we want to reserve that for

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Petersen Automotive Museum features Tesla Cybertruck this June

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If you think that the Tesla Cybertruck deserves to be displayed in a museum, then look no further. Petersen Automotive Museum is now showcasing this super futuristic truck from June 20 until June 26. 

Marking its first-ever appearance since its introduction last November, Tesla is giving visitors an up-close look at Tesla’s first venture in electric pickup trucks.

One significant difference seen in Tesla’s Cybertruck is the change in the traditional pickup truck design. Unlike the common rectangularly-shaped cab and bed you’ll see on the road, the truck’s unconventional shape looks more of a cross between a Mars rover wrapped with an angular exoskeleton.

Tesla Cybertruck
Tesla Cybertruck

This sudden detour in pickup design isn’t half-hearted. It’s enough to make people take a double turn and give scathing criticisms of ginormous proportions.

Still, there’s a reason for its unconventional appearance. Musk was once quoted in Teslarati saying how trucks have been the

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Tesla reportedly adding wireless charging, USB-C to the Model 3

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Telsa is apparently adding a couple of new features to its Model 3 vehicles produced at its Fremont facility in southern California. According to reports by both Drive Tesla Canada and Electrek, the U.S. models will now include a wireless phone charger and USB-C ports.

As spotted by Drive Car Tesla, one user revealed on the Tesla Motors Club forum that both features are now the standard for any Model 3 cars built in the factory from June 4 and on. Mashable reached out to the automotive company for confirmation but no response was immediately forthcoming.

Tesla first introduced wireless charging and USB-C ports in its Model Y back in March 2020. Then, in May, the company also started to include the new charging options in its Model 3, but only for vehicles made in China.

Those who already own the Model 3 can still incorporate inductive charging into their

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Edmunds validates Tesla Model Y’s mainstream potential: ‘an extremely compelling vehicle’

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The Tesla Model Y is already undergoing its first ramp, with deliveries beginning despite the coronavirus pandemic. Amidst the Model Y’s ramp, automotive firm Edmunds has validated the vehicle’s mainstream appeal, stating that the all-electric crossover will likely be “extremely compelling” for many buyers. 

Echoing much of its initial observations about the Model Y, the automotive firm summarized the vehicle as a combination of performance, price, and lots of technology, which gives the crossover a lot of value. That being said, Edmunds did take away some points from the Model Y due to its lack of interior “richness” and its rear visibility, which has areas of improvement.

And this, in a lot of ways, will be a good combination that will give the Model Y the potential to break into the mainstream auto market. Tesla has long been competing in the premium/luxury segment, and for the most part, it has

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