Tesla already has a full slate for 2023. Even without Q4 2022 delivery numbers, the company aims to grow another 50% this year. Below are just a few of Tesla’s biggest goals in 2023.
Tesla Cybertruck production
Tesla also aims to start the Cybertruck’s first production at Giga Texas, and may deliver a few Cybertrucks by the end of the year. The company will probably concentrate on Cybertruck production this year, with the first deliveries likely from the second half of the year.
Cybertruck bodies were discovered at Tesla̵[ads1]7;s headquarters in Texas in the weeks leading up to the new year. In early December, a Cybertruck rear megacast was seen at Giga Texas. Later that month, equipment for the Cybertruck assembly line also began arriving at Texas HQ.
The EV manufacturer may also be working on one smaller two-door Cybertruck concept. However, it will likely focus on the Cybertruck that it unveiled a few years ago.
Tesla Renewal of model 3
First on Tesla’s list is Model 3 renewed, otherwise known as “Project Highland”. The facelifted Model 3 is expected to introduce updates to the all-electric sedan’s interior, infotainment system and other key features.
People familiar with Project Highland noted that Tesla was able to reduce the components of the Model 3. The revamped Model 3 would also get a better screen. At the Q3 2022 earnings call, Elon Musk noted that next-generation Tesla cars may use the company’s smaller platform.
“But at this point we’ve done the engineering for the Cybertrucks and the Semi. So that’s obviously towards what we’re working on, which is the next generation vehicle, which will probably be about the cost of the 3 and the Y platform. It will be less, to be clear, Musk said.
Tesla Gigafactorys and other projects
Tesla continues to increase production at Giga Texas, Giga Berlin and Megafactory. The company’s other factories, including Fremont Factory, Giga Nevada and Giga Shanghai, are likely to continue to improve and grow.
Tesla is also expected to announce the location of its next gigafactory. The top contenders appear to be Mexico, Canada, Indonesia and South Korea.
Besides the Model 3 – and possibly work on the company’s smaller vehicles – and the start of Cybertruck production, Tesla is also increasing semi production. So the company’s gigafactories will be very busy year-round.
Tesla China’s big boss gets a bigger role
Elon Musk can also give Tesla China CEO Tom Zhu more responsibility in the company, which would be a big transition for Tesla. Zhu is expected to take on a larger role at Tesla as its new global operations chief, according to previous reports.
Tesla has not confirmed Zhu’s new role at the company, but he has already stepped down as Tesla China’s main legal representative and some have said goodbye to him on Weibo.
Zhu and his team of engineers from China have spent time at the Fremont Factory and Giga Texas. They will also have worked closely with the Cybertruck production preparations.
Tesla still has a bunch of products under development, like the Roadster and the humanoid robot Optimus. Additionally, Tesla has yet to officially unveil its $25,000 vehicle, dubbed by some in the EV community as the Model 2. Then there are updates for Full Self-Driving and Autopilot and 4680 production. As 2023 continues, Tesla is likely to add more events to its packed schedule.
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