Tesla Model X Reveal Revs Up Model S Orders
According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the reveal of the Tesla Model X actually led to increased orders for the Model S.
This, according to Musk, was a bit unexpected. Quoting Musk:
“We were worried that maybe there would be some cannibalization of Model S orders, but [people] probably went to the website and saw there’s a one-year wait [for Model X and order the S instead].”
Musk made this statement at a SolarCity event in New York.
During that event, SolarCity unveiled the world’s most efficient solar panel, achieving a peak efficiency of 22.04% – so that was pretty impressive (and probably more important in the long run) too.
“I’m really excited about this… it’s the best solar panel on the planet and it empowers us from 2017 and beyond to control our own destiny,” said Peter Rive, CTO and Co-Founder of Solar City (as well as cousin of Elon Musk) told Mashable
Automotive News adds that Musk commented on the Gigafactory, stating that work there was “progressing very well,” and that “It’s pretty hard to hide the progress, it’s so giant.”
Source: Automotive News