Tesla’s Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel said that Tesla mostly shifted their staff to work on the next generation Model 3 (26 minutes into the video below).
The Model 3 is expected to have a starting price of $35,000 before any incentives and a range of more than 200 miles. The company is working on a new battery architecture to get a significant price reduction.
The Tesla Gigafactory will reduce battery cost by at least 30% through economy of scale and a new chemical structure.
The Model 3 will be on a new third generation platform.
Gen 1 was the Roadster
Gen 2 the Model S and X
The third generation will have
* a whole new platform
* new motor technology
* a brand new vehicle structure
There will be a model Y crossover vehicle on the same third generation platform.
SOURCE – Youtube
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