What Could Happen at Tesla's Model S Plaid Event Tonight?
Here's some things I think Tesla may bring up tonight:
4680 battery cells update
There has been talk of Tesla using 4680 battery cells in the Tesla Model S Plaid. No evidence has been found to support this, but if it is true, I think we'll see a lot more range than the current 390 miles reported to be on the Tesla Model S Plaid.
CyberTruck reveal with camper
There was a recent patent filed for the Tesla CyberTruck. Some of the highlights of this patent are passenger eye-tracking, multiple driving views, entertainment, facial recognition, and outside of the vehicle information being represented.
Roadster with rocket
The Tesla Roadster has been talked about recently as being what the Tesla Model S Plaid+ was going to be, thus the cancellation of the Model S Plaid +. The Tesla Roadster is rumored to have a rocket booster on one of the models and to be able to go to 60 miles in 1.1 seconds (with the rocket booster).
Sale of Bitcoin
Gary Black, on Twitter, has been critical of Tesla and their holding of Bitcoin as a distraction both in the news and as a suppression of the stock price.
$TSLA continues to underperform QQQ and other megacap growth since #BTC stake was disclosed 2/8/2021. TSLA FY’21/FY’22 Street ests actually up 10-12% since 2/8; all underperformance due to P/E compression (L/T growth slowing due to poor capital allocation, new competition, etc). pic.twitter.com/iTYUDkJGuy
— Gary Black (@garyblack00) June 9, 2021
No news yet of Tesla selling the Bitcoin and it appears that they still have "diamond hands". Tesla's bitcoin has been a hot topic of discussion on social media.
Elon Musk asked a question a few months ago, asking if Tesla should accept DogeCoin. Some wonder if he will bring up that Tesla is going to accept DogeCoin at the event tonight. Tesla could use its extra cash to buy DogeCoin.
Do you want Tesla to accept Doge?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 11, 2021
New Gigafactory announcement
Tesla has a Gigafactory in Fremont, CA; Austin, TX; Shanghai, China; and a Gigafactory in Berlin. It's possible we could get news of a new Giga factory, or expansion on an existing one.
Much higher range on Plaid
The user, Dave Lee, on Twitter mentioned that one surprise at the event tonight might be a longer range than expected for the Tesla Model S Plaid. We shall see if this is true or not.
Probably much higher range than expected for the Model S Plaid.
— Dave Lee (@heydave7) June 10, 2021
FSD v9 update
Lastly, we know that Tesla has moved to vision only for its full self driving software. Will Tesla give an update about this tonight? I would love Tesla to update when it thinks level 5 full self-driving is going to be ready.
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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.