Sep 20, 2016 09:16 AM EDT
Tesla Set For An Extraordinary 2017, Elon Musk Pushes To Deliver On Promises, Aims To Dominate Driverless Cars Race
Elon Musk's Tesla is set to accomplish a handful of self-set goals just before the end of 2017.
Tesla is currently testing the waters with the driverless cars market, and it seems to have a plan in mind to dominate the market, the Business Insider reported.
The American automotive and energy storage company is looking to fulfil orders for the Model 3 in as early at the start of the fourth quarter in 2017, with the help of the partially-operational Gigafactory at Nevada.
The long list of goals set by the company may be quite common, especially when it comes to automobiles, but the deadlines set makes it a daunting task for any company. Tesla's $35,000 sedan is just the tip of the iceberg.
The automotive company is also poised to expand battery production that would likely change the market in as early as 2018, with the completion of the Gigafactory, and added to the tasks at Musk's desk, the acquisition of SolarCity could fast-forward progress significantly, according to Fortune.
The Model S, as well as the Model X SUV launches should also add to Tesla's busy schedule ahead.
The bold move could eventually make or break Tesla yet a second time, with its recent venture into the driverless cars industry amid rising concerns over safety of autonomous cars.
While the autopilot features are still patching up bugs, the self-driving car industry is apparently in no mood to slow down. Uber has recently rolled its line of driverless automobiles, which ultimately proved a success despite the revelation of a few minor glitches, but within context, the shortcomings are expected.
Recent events have only showed that the autonomous vehicle scene is ready to take off, and it could happen anytime soon. Tesla could use the help of Uber, whom of which seems to be the knowledgeable company in the field. The concept is still in its infancy, but the future looks bright for the industry altogether.
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