Tesla CEO is preparing to transform his automotive company into something far bigger.
Elon Musk has teased on Twitter that he'll be publishing and enacting part of his “Top Secret Tesla Masterplan” later this week.
Working on Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2. Hoping to publish later this week.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 10, 2016
Why is stage two of Tesla's company plan so darn interesting? Well, it looks as if Musk plans to take the automotive company in a completely new direction. Back when Tesla was Tesla Motors, Musk's master plan outlined the cars that became the Tesla 3 and Tesla S. Now Tesla is, well just Tesla, it's likely “Part 2” will involve different aspects of Tesla's business – namely its Powerwall technology.
While Musk does certainly need to find a way to address the growing concerns of its Autopilot self-driving technology after the couple of car crashes that have happened, it's likely this doesn't factor into his second-stage master plan. In fact, it's Tesla's bid for Musk's other company, SolarCity, that looks most likely to be key for the evolution of Tesla.
Bare in mind that Tesla is a tech company first, not a car manufacturer. By expanding into solar energy with this acquisition, Tesla's goal of building a sustainable energy future becomes possible.
As Musk outlined on Tesla's blog that by having SolarCity, Tesla customers can become energy independent. They'd be able to use SolarCity's panels to charge the Powerwall and thus keep their car topped up for less. He also mused that the technology could “go into a store or go online and, with a few clicks, you can have everything from solar panels to batteries to electric cars”.
Whatever the second stage of Tesla will look like, it'll definitely be interesting to see what Musk sees as the future of his business.