On March 1st, Tesla will have its first investor day event at its Gigafactory in Austin Texas, where Elon Musk will reveal his latest Master plan for the company’s future, which he calls “the path to a fully sustainable energy future for Earth.”
However, recalls, product delays, claims of union busting, dramatic stock swings, elevating competition, and an upcoming regulatory crackdown are all working to endanger Tesla’s position as the market leader for EVs.
The third version of Tesla’s Master Plan will serve as the event’s main focal point. It appears highly unlikely that Musk will be able to carry out this strategy with any greater success than previous versions. Due to dwindling demand, the corporation was compelled to lower pricing. After his botched purchase of Twitter, Musk’s reputation as a visionary businessman has suffered. More pressure on Tesla’s profit margins is anticipated from the escalating costs of battery components.
The first version of the Master Plan, which was published in 2006, was written in the style of a typical sales pitch about creating positive cash flow through bootstrapping. The plan was essentially a simplified version of what Tesla performed effectively over the course of the next ten years: build a sports car, use the money to build a more inexpensive car, then use the money to build an even more affordable car, and finally, provide alternatives for producing electric power.
Phase Two of the following plan is when things start to go wrong seriously. Along with “a new form of pickup truck,” Musk also mentioned an electric bus, semi-truck, and other battery-powered public transit options, making reference to the long-delayed Cybertruck. Eventually, the semi-truck showed up after the transit options died on the vine. This is not surprising given Musk’s professed dislike of public transportation.
Overall, Elon has teased the third Master plan quite a bit, but according to Musk, the key Tesla topics will be “scaling to extreme sizes, which is essential to wean humanity off of fossil fuels, and AI. But I’ll also have material on Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company,” he continued.
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