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Eberhard 6 (0:56)
Topic(s): Electric & Hybrid / Future Transport
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The 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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