Texas: Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk announced on Friday that his company would be building a dedicated robotaxy, saying it would look quite futuristic. He further said that Tesla will start making three new vehicles next year. He said this for the first time at the opening ceremony of his Gigafactory in Texas.
He further said that Tesla will begin manufacturing the Cybertruck pickup next year at its new factory near Austin, Texas. After that, his company will start manufacturing a new roadster and an electric semi, he said.
Notably, Elon Musk’s Tesla is the largest maker of electric vehicles in the US and in the world.
During the event, Elon Musk said that this year will be about growing the Austin factory as well as a new factory in Germany. He further said that his company may start manufacturing robots in 2023. “Next year is going to be a big wave of new products,” he said.
Earlier this week, Elon Musk was added to the board of directors of Twitter Inc after accumulating a stake in the social media firm. He will join Chief Executive Officer Parag Agarwal at a company meeting next week to address employee queries.
Elon Musk revealed on April 4 that he had taken over a 9% stake in Twitter. The next day, Twitter said Musk was joining its board, and filed a new form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, classifying himself as an active investor.
Interestingly, Elon Musk is the richest person in the world according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.