In case you missed it, Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla and SolarCity released his aptly titled blog, Master Plan, Part Deux, to let everyone in on what Tesla prepares to do over the next ten years. This was “Part Deux” because Musk, ten years ago, released something similar at the start of Tesla. He wants the world to know what he’s doing and why.
From the beginning
From Tesla’s inception, it has been Musk’s vision to create sustainability for all. Elon Musk believes that without changing the way we play the game, we will run out of fossil fuels and an economy that relies on this type of energy will crumble.
That’s why he set into motion his “Master Plan” of building an expensive luxury model electric sports car. He did so for the purpose of building the company out in order to trickle down to affordable electric cars for all. He has pretty much closed his first chapter and has begun on the next part.
Musk has stacked a tall order for part deux, but many also thought that about his initial master plan. Part deux aims to:
“Create stunning solar roofs with seamlessly integrated battery storage
Expand the electric vehicle product line to address all major segments
Develop a self-driving capability that is 10X safer than manual via massive fleet learning
Enable your car to make money for you when you aren’t using it”
Sounds like quite the undertaking, but many of these ideas are in the works. To start at the beginning, Musk stated that Tesla and his other company SolarCity will operate together to create solar roofs and energy storage for it’s fleet of care.
Additionally, Tesla will expand into the vast car market, covering all of the major segments of transportation. This means Musk wants to not only have pick up trucks and minivans, but he also wants to reinvent buses and introduce a Tesla Semi in order to reduce the carbon footprint and cost of cargo shipping.
Musk also wants to improve the self-driving cars that are currently in beta testing. His vision includes cars that will be safer and more convenient for riders. Under this vision, passengers will be able to get in, let the car take the wheel, and go about their business – sleeping, working, or just relaxing.
Finally, he wants us to have cars we can make money off of while we are not personally using them. In the push of a button on an app, you will be able to add your car to a fleet of self driving cars that charges individuals for rides if they are not the owner.
Musk’s vision is a large undertaking that has been made very public for a reason. He wants to inspire, think to a bigger picture, and let you know where the future is going to be – with his help.