The head of Tesla Ilon Mask has previously pointed out that the company sees the goal of creating the most affordable electric vehicles possible. In the short term, price reductions are hampered by expensive materials and inflation, but in the future Tesla does not lose hope of producing electric vehicles that will cost less than $36,000 in production, thus expecting to participate directly in the third revolution in the history of the automobile.
At the Goldman Sachs conference, Martin Vicha, Vice-President of the Investor Relations Company, reports Business Insider, the cost of producing electric vehicles will determine the pace of development of Tesla's business in the coming years, and this company, again, expects to produce about 20 million electric vehicles annually by the end of the decade.
In 2017, the cost of producing a single electric car, Tesla, was $84,000, as admitted by the vice president of the company. It has recently fallen to $36,000, with little savings associated with lowering the cost of producing traction batteries. Major progress has been made in improving the technological efficiency of electric vehicles and organizing their production. Tesla's oldest company in California, in this context, cannot boast of high efficiency. The new sites in Shanghai, Berlin and Texas offer much greater savings.
The Tesla company in California now accounts for up to half of the world ' s electric vehicle output. As more efficient new enterprises emerge and expand them, the cost of producing electric vehicles will also decline, as Martin Vicha believes. The company will be able to spend less than $36,000 on the production of one car. So far in the history of the vehicle, there have been two technological revolutions. Henry Ford provided the first in the early part of the last century, organizing the assembly of accessible vehicles. Model T. The second revolution took place in the seventieths, when Toyota Motor introduced its own production system. The electric vehicle architecture leaves much more reserves to optimize production processes, and Tesla hopes to be involved in the third technological evolution in the autoprom.
The demand for Model Y and Model 3 exceeds Tesla's expectations, but this does not mean that the market does not need a more accessible electric branded car. Next year, the Model Y crossover can become the most marketable vehicle of all time and types, including those with VTC. In the long run, Tesla would like to offer even more accessible electric vehicles, for which a third-generation platform will be developed. Such vehicles should be available no later than Tesla will launch a robotic taxi service that will share this platform with them.