Tesla Robotaxi may not appear this year

Tesla Robotaxi may not appear this year

April 20, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The last statement by Elon Musk is hard to believe.

As of April 17, 2020, Tesla shares are valued at $ 751.94 per share. The company’s stock prices have recently risen sharply due to the timely delivery of the long-awaited Model Y, while Tesla Roadster and Cybertruck also remain in the plans. In fact, most financial experts believe that Tesla is now the most valuable automaker in the world, surpassing such giants as Toyota and Volkswagen. However, some should alert investors.

Take, for example, Cybertruck. Yes, more than 600,000 people have registered to make reservations, but a small deposit of only $ 100 is required for reservations. More worrisomely, Cybertruck debuted before the company’s latest major project, Roadster, reached production. In addition, there is a problem with claims to the company’s drones.

Recall, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that by the end of 2020 there will be a million self-driving robots on the road. At present, the company has not even presented the concept of the project, however, when asked about the availability of Robotaxi, Musk replied on his Twitter that “this year’s functionality still looks good. Regulatory approval is a big suspense. ”

Given the pace of OTTC issuance by the US government, the remaining eight months of the year may not be enough to get approval. And, despite the fact that with a function that the company calls “the full possibility of independent driving”, not a single model has been sold so far, Tesla has already announced the cost of the option: 7,000 US dollars.

Adding autopilot to existing Tesla models should essentially be a regular software change. Although Tesla delivered its products on time, experts believe that the introduction of the autonomous Robotaxi by the end of this year will be a serious problem.