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Quirky general meeting at Tesla - Elon Musk wants to stir up the mass market

2020-09-24T06:44:36.610Z

Tesla's Battery Day caused a stir in advance. Group boss Elon Musk had fueled the hype. Now it is clear: the electric car pioneer is continuing to push the pace.



Tesla's Battery Day caused a stir in advance.

Group boss Elon Musk had fueled the hype.

Now it is clear: the electric car pioneer is continuing to push the pace.

  • The e-car pioneer

    Tesla held

    its first Battery Day on Tuesday.

  • CEO

    Elon Musk

    wants to increase the pressure on the established manufacturers.

  • A top model will soon come up with driving performance like a

    Ferrari

    .

Munich - The general meeting of the electric car pioneer

Tesla

* on Tuesday in

Fremont

,

California

was somewhat bizarre.

In the front, CEO

Elon Musk

was standing in front of

the microphone in a black T-shirt and spoke to the shareholders.

But this year they weren't sitting in their chairs, but instead sat

in their freshly polished

Teslas in the parking lot of the

Gigafactory

due to the

corona and cheered - via car horn.

Musk provided plenty of opportunity for a good mood in the rather dreary company parking lot.

In the current year the company will grow by 30 to 40 percent despite "pandemics, firestorms and a number of production problems", promised the multi-entrepreneur and reaped the hoped-for horn concert.

While car sales worldwide are shrinking by a third, the Californians want to deliver around 500,000 cars by the end of the year.

That would be a good 36 percent more than a year ago.

Cybertruck, ATV, Roadster & Semi


C ARS pic.twitter.com/4Aq1A5cYkH

- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 23, 2020

Tesla: model for the mass market

But

Tesla

also wants to

scare

the competition in the

medium term

.

By 2023 you will have a car for 25,000 dollars at the start, Musk announced on the subsequent

Battery Day

.

That would be around $ 13,000 less than

Tesla

calls for its current entry-level Model 3 and the final entry into the mass market.

Musk wants to bring in the hoped-for price jump especially with the battery.

According to the plans,

Tesla

wants

to use a silicon anode in the future.

Silicon is cheaper and conducts lithium better, it said.

In addition, the production of electrodes is to become considerably faster in the future due to a production switch to a new "dry" process.

To this end, Musk will soon largely forego the use of cobalt and instead use nickel.

That would be cheaper.

In addition, there have been repeated reports in the past that child labor is the order of the day when promoting cobalt ore.

Tesla

would no longer have to expose

itself to these allegations in the

future.

Tesla: E-drives should be cheaper than conventional combustion engines

If everything comes out like this, an electric drive will be cheaper than a conventional combustion engine in a few years, Musk announced at Battery Day, which is followed closely by many investors.

But because the many technical details were

heavy fare

even for die-hard

Tesla

fans, Musk had a promotional video played on the latest performance data of the

Model S to be on the

safe side.

Thanks to a new drive train, the drilled out limousine is expected to reach 320

km / h

in the future and thus race in the

Ferrari

league.

The range should also increase from around 600 to 860 kilometers.

Ferrari

fans barely manage half that with their cars and a full tank of fuel.

* Merkur.de is part of the Ippen Digital network.

Source: merkur

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