Elon Musk talks up Tesla's 'Cyberpunk truck,' and 400-mile range EVs

Cornelia Mascio
Giugno 12, 2019

The company was still looking for a right place in Europe to build a gigafactory, Musk said at the meeting, and Tesla was likely to firm up on a decision by the end of the year.

Quite the opposite, says Musk, who at the end of May appealed to staff via email to do their bit to ramp up production to turn the company around from its previous quarter. "Sales have far exceeded production and production has been pretty good".

Despite the expansions overseas that have characterised the start of 2019, Musk also pointed out that the 90 per cent of new orders the company is taking in this quarter are from "non-reservation holders, so these are new customers".

Musk said the company was hoping to unveil its electric pickup truck this summer, and get into semi truck production toward the end of next year.

The vehicle designs were apparently inspired by 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me, in which Roger Moore's James Bond drives and dives in an pimped-out auto able to convert to a submarine.

Musk said the electric-car maker's ability to expand its product lineup depends on being able to produce a large number of batteries.

Tesla's stock closed Tuesday's session at $217.10 per share, up 1.9 percent.

Tesla's shares rose 3.4pc after hours on the presentation, which came after shareholders rejected two proposals created to give them more power including removing the requirement for a two-thirds vote on certain decisions and reducing the term served by directors.

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