Tesla announces plans for heavy trucks and urban public transit (1)

Elon Musk unveils Tesla‘s master plan for heavy trucks and urban public transit.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced in the “Master Plan Part Deux,“ that Tesla will start producing trucks and buses, as early as next year.

The first master plan that I wrote 10 years ago is now in the final stages of completion. It wasn’t all that complicated and basically consisted of:

  1. Create a low volume car, which would necessarily be expensive
  2. Use that money to develop a medium volume car at a lower price
  3. Use that money to create an affordable, high volume car
    And…
  4. Provide solar power. No kidding, this has literally been on our website for 10 years.

Musk says:



“By definition, we must at some point achieve a sustainable energy economy or we will run out of fossil fuels to burn and civilization will collapse. Given that we must get off fossil fuels anyway and that virtually all scientists agree that dramatically increasing atmospheric and oceanic carbon levels is insane, the faster we achieve sustainability, the better.”

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