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Eberhard 6 (0:56)
Topic(s): Electric & Hybrid / Future Transport
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second car, which we've internally code-named "white star,"
is a completely different car. It's a- I mean, let's put it this
way, a roadster has a limited market simply because it has two seats. It
appeals to a certain class of people and it's a great market, but
it's a small market. To sell a car to a larger audience we need to seek
more people to start with. So, that car is designed to be a sedan that seats
five adults. The drive train in that car is a carry-over technology from what
we've developed already with some improvements along the way as we go,
obviously. But the car is not based on the chasse of some other car at all -
this is a car we've, um, we're in the middle today of designing
from the ground up. And that car will be assembled here in the United States in
a Tesla-owned factory that we'll build throughout this year and next
year. So it's a big step for us.
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