Elon Musk has revealed more details about Tesla Robotaxi, revealing that it is expected to begin mass production at the brand new Gigafactory Texas in 2024.
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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk speaks during the Tesla Giga Texas ‘Cyber Rodeo’ grand opening party on April 7, 2022 in Austin, Texas. – Tesla welcomed crowds of electric car enthusiasts to Texas on April 7 for a big party opening a “gigafactory” the size of 100 professional football fields.
Elon Musk and Tesla Robotaxi
Tesla CEO and founder Musk first mentioned plans to produce a Robotaxi at the recent Cyber Rodeo event, which celebrated the grand opening of the Giga Texas.
The Tesla CEO also talked about other future Tesla projects, including the Cybertruck, Semi and Roadster.
According to a report from Electrek, the billionaire tech entrepreneur has announced that the electric vehicle maker is looking to produce a futuristic new vehicle, a “dedicated robotaxis”.
During the Cyber Rodeo affair, the Tesla boss kept quiet about all the details surrounding the futuristic new electric vehicle. Musk didn’t even divulge a timeline for the next Robotaxi at the Giga Texas event.
Tesla Robotaxi mass production target
It looks like the Tesla founder is waiting on the automaker’s first quarter earnings call until he shares more details about the new Tesla Robotaxi.
According to a recent report from Business Insider, the chief technology officer spoke about the Tesla Robotaxi during his first-quarter earnings call with investors in the electric vehicle maker.
Musk then disclosed the production schedule for the Robotaxi, saying the goal for its volume production was 2024.
Along with his timeline, the Tesla founder pointed out that the Robotaxi has no steering wheel or pedals, noting that the next futuristic electric vehicle is “highly optimized for range.”
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Tesla Robotaxi: cheaper than bus tickets?
As a result, the billionaire entrepreneur said the Robotaxi is also “fundamentally optimized to try to achieve the lowest cost per mile, cost per kilometer”.
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GRUENHEIDE, GERMANY – SEPTEMBER 03: Tesla chief Elon Musk talks to the press as he arrives to take a look at the construction site of the new Tesla Gigafactory near Berlin on September 03, 2020 near Gruenheide, Germany.
Essentially, the tech giant’s CEO says the Tesla Robotaxi is taking the price of travel seriously, trying to make it cheaper than ever.
Electrek said in a separate report that Musk also offered during the investor earnings call that the Robotaxi’s cost per mile would be cheaper than a bus fare.
However, there is no way to confirm this at this time as the vehicle has yet to enter production for a real-world test to validate the Tesla CEO’s conclusion.
Nonetheless, Musk further believes that the next Robotaxi that Tesla plans to launch in 2024 should be a major driver of growth for the electric vehicle maker.
If one believes Musk’s claim to be that it’s actually more inferior than a bus ticket, it sure sounds like it. Let’s see what will happen in two years.
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