Thousands of people are awaiting the unveiling of Tesla's new car model, which the company says should cost around $25,000. The market launch of an affordable electric car from Tesla will determine the further development of the global automotive market, as many people will prefer an environmentally friendly EV rather than an ICE car that pollutes the environment with exhaust gases. According to rumors, there is already a prototype of the affordable car, and production will begin in late 2021 at Giga Shanghai.
EV enthusiast and Tesla car owner Ray4Tesla/Twitter shared some interesting information about the new model from the manufacturer. Referring to 不是 郑小康, he talked about Tesla having completed a prototype of a new model. This has caused many component suppliers to "line up" to sign supply contracts. The trial production is planned by the manufacturer at the end of 2021. According to Ray4Tesla, 不是 郑小康 has established itself as a reliable source. Earlier, he discovered several leaks, which were later confirmed. However, Ray cautioned that this information must be treated with a grain of salt, as this is just a rumor.
The elusive cheaper compact Model Whatever may come sooner than you think. The prototype is said to have been completed & most component suppliers have been lined up. Trial production has been planned for the end of 2021. pic.twitter.com/ZCRDfc58kf— Ray4Tesla⚡️🚘☀️🔋 (@ray4tesla) July 30, 2021
In early 2021, before the start of the Giga Shanghai expansion, Tesla received approval for an environmental impact report from the Lingang Area Development and Construction Management Committee. The project will carry out tests related to the launch of a new model and research work at the existing plant, including testing of important equipment and manufacturing processes. According to the document, the testing cycle is about six months for verification, coordination of parts and functions, etc.
In early January 2021, Tesmanian reported that in September 2020, according to rumors, Tesla had already developed a new car model, and would soon be ready to start production at its Giga Shanghai. The affordable compact car was expected to be produced and delivered in 2022. The new model is based on the Model 3 chassis, which could speed up and simplify the launch of production—information that is consistent with new documents.
The new model, slated to begin production at Giga Shanghai, could also be what Tesla called "Future Product" in its Q2 2021 earnings report. Documents and the construction of new buildings that are now taking place on the territory of the Chinese factory hint that rumors and guesses related to this may be true.
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.