Critics call 2017 as the year of execution for Tesla, as this year saw various models that need to be expanded and updated. Particular attention will be given to Model 3 that involves heavy financial investment and its volume production. However, the company also plans to introduce some more products.
According to sources, the unveil part three of the Model 3 is expected to take place in March next year. It might give details about the interior design and its other configurations and trims.
The delivery and installation of Powerwall 2 will be another breakthrough to take place in the start of 2017. Country based delivery will take place in January while rest of the markets in the first few months. It is reported that the volume will be greater than the first generation Powerwall.
The entire 2017 will be busy with SolarCity’s incorporation into Tesla’s business and global distribution channels. The proposal says that the brand will be subsumed into Tesla within the time frame of the first half of the year.
Another breakthrough is the start of production of the solar roof products. According to sources, SolarCity’s Silevo and Zep engineering teams will soon be merged with Tesla, which will team up with Panasonic to start “producing solar cells, solar modules, and the solar tiles for the solar roof.” After recent acquisition of SolarCity and Grohmann Engineering, the company’s main target is to accelerate the production process.
Alongwith expansion, several products will be launched in 2017.
The first one is Model Y, a compact SUV that is designed on the platform of Model 3. Although, no details have so far been shared by the company, it is expected that it will happen very soon, based on the comments of Elon Musk.
The company is also designing a minibus on the chassis of Model X, which is generally referred as ‘Tesla Minibus‘. Moreover it also plans to launch a semi truck program led by the former Model S program director Jerome Guillen. This programme can take 6 to 9 months.
To conclude, we will be witnessing Tesla’s execution in 2017, with a particular focus on Model 3 production.