In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, electric vehicles are poised to take over the global automotive market.
However, with more than two decades of history under its belt, Tesla is in a position to change the industry.
Read moreThe carmaker has seen an unprecedented influx of orders in the past two months, with nearly a million reservations on its website.
That’s not to mention the growing interest in electric vehicles from manufacturers and investors.
The company is set to introduce its new Model 3 in early 2018.
But that may not be enough to satisfy demand from the public.
A new report by research firm Autotrader estimates that Tesla will have to sell more than 10 million cars to fully meet its goal.
That number is based on the company’s estimated demand for Model 3 and Model X vehicles, and the amount of demand for all its other products, including Model 3 battery packs, which have yet to be announced.
It’s not hard to see why Tesla is so confident in its future.
A Model 3 costs $35,000 and the Model X can go for $80,000, and both cars are already available to buy.
In addition, Tesla’s Model X is the cheapest car on the market, so it can be considered a luxury product.
But even though the Model 3 is likely to have a huge impact on the automotive industry, it could be a far cry from the original vision of Elon Musk when he founded the company in the late 1990s.
It all started with a tweet that seemed to hint at the future of the automotive company.
On September 1, 2017, Musk tweeted: “My vision for electric cars has always been to make them mass produced, so they’re all made by humans.”
He followed that tweet with the following tweet, which appeared to be a joke at Tesla’s expense.
“As we move forward, we will be building electric cars with all the bells and whistles of the electric car,” he wrote.
“The cars we build will be all of the same stuff as the cars that people buy.”
While the tweet didn’t mention electric vehicles, Musk seemed to imply that the cars would have a range of up to 300 miles, which is considerably less than the average gasoline car.
This, of course, was not true.
Tesla has never announced any electric cars.
Instead, the company uses a combination of internal combustion engines and batteries to produce the cars.
Tesla currently sells its cars in the United States through its own dealer network and through dealers like Edmunds.
But if it decides to sell cars through its online network, it would likely have to rely on local dealerships to make the deliveries.
Tesla has been working on a new, larger battery system that would power the Model S and Model 3, but its plans for the new system are uncertain.
A number of electric vehicle manufacturers, including Tesla, have said that the company will have the capacity to make a Model 3 within the next two years.
But a large part of the market is still focused on the Model Y, which was unveiled in late 2019 and is expected to sell for between $70,000 to $100,000.
That car is expected be the first to get a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, which makes it possible for a car to get from zero to 60 mph in less than 2.6 seconds.
While Tesla’s electric cars have been popular among buyers, the carmaker is facing serious competition from its own homegrown electric car, the Nissan Leaf.
That electric car is scheduled to debut in 2019 and has already sold more than 6 million units.
While Nissan has sold fewer than 1 million Leaf electric vehicles since its introduction, the Leaf is expected sell for around $70 to $90,000 after tax credits.
While Elon Musk has promised to launch electric cars at least 100 million times, it is unclear how many of those vehicles will be fully electric, or whether they will be more like a hybrid than a conventional car.
If the company were to sell only electric vehicles at all, it may not have much competition in the long term.