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What is Elon Musk planning? ‘Unexpected’ Tesla product launching next week

Tesla is launching two new products this month, including something “unexpected” – what ever could it be?

Tesla boss Elon Musk has confirmed that an “unexpected” product will be announced on October 17, followed by a solar roof and battery, which will be announced on October 28. That’s according to a tweet from Musk, which read: “Tesla product unveiling on the 17th (unexpected by most), followed by Tesla/SolarCity on the 28th.”

https://twitter.com/statuses/785138151224446976

Unfortunately, it’s not clear what Tesla plans to show off on October 17. The most likely announcement would be something relating to the company’s driverless car efforts – perhaps new software or sensors. It would be surprising if Tesla announced a new car, since the company is currently directing its efforts towards the upcoming Model 3 launch.

Tesla announced the Model 3 in March this year, revealing that initial deliveries of the four-door sedan would begin at the end of 2017. The Model 3 is expected to deliver an all-electric range of 215 miles (346km), and costs $35,000 in the USA. As of May this year, Tesla had taken nearly 375,000 reservations for the car.

https://twitter.com/statuses/785149497030606848

There’s a chance that Musk could be announcing new information about the Model 3, ahead of next year’s rollout.

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What do you think Tesla is planning? Let us know in the comments.

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