What to Expect from Tesla's D Announcement

What to Expect from Tesla's D Announcement

Tomorrow, October 9th, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will be unveiling the D and something else. How do we know? Well he sent out a mysterious tweet Oct. 1 that said just that. What exactly does that mean? Well, we won’t know for sure until we hear it –but that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate! It’s widely assumed that the “D” to be unveiled is referring to the dual motors in an AWD Model S. The question remains: what else will be revealed? Also, were we correct about the dual motors? Or is the “D” something else?

So, let’s speculate. Here are a couple of working theories about what Tesla will be unveiling tomorrow:

  • Driver assist features (including a system that would automatically keep the vehicle in its lane). Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry published a few pictures of a recently manufactured Tesla Model S equipped with semi-autonomous-driver-assistance-system (SADAS). You can see from those pictures that there is a RADAR sensor in the front grille, cameras, and a sensor in the rear view mirror.

  • The “D” is actually a new car. This would be the Model D that Musk will unveil tomorrow at his event.

  • Some believe that Tesla might announce a second Gigafactory tomorrow.

  • Tesla also has two other vehicles in the works that we know about. These are the Model X, which is due for launch in early spring 2015, and its Model 3, a smaller sedan aimed at the mass market with an affordable $35,000 price point, due for launch in 2017. It's possible that either vehicle could be shown off during the event.

So, what'll it be?  Well, we're not entirely sure.  What we are sure about is that Elon Musk managed to stir up quite a buzz with that little tweet.  We'll see tomorrow what was unveiled and which theory was correct.  What do you think?  Any speculation about the Tesla announcements?  Share with a comment below!

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  • 8 October 2014
  • Author: James Nagy
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James Nagy is managing partner and co-founder of J&S Tech Designs - a business consulting organization that specializes in providing software and website design, development, and management expertise to organizations. He is also Managing Director and one of four co-founders of Sprocket Websites, Inc. and Chief Executive Office and one of four co-founding members of Clinical Collaboration Software, LLC.

James has over twenty-five years of experience in the information technology field, spending twenty years in software development, sixteen years in executive management and the last six years as a serial entrepreneur launching and running several successful technology organizations.

Throughout his career he has led companies, divisions, departments and teams to successful outcomes. He has executed process reengineering within organizations that were struggling to produce. He has provided strategic vision and organization planning in situations that needed direction. He has built complex systems in several unique marketplaces that required thorough knowledge and expertise to be successful. It is his passion for excellence and desire for success that has enabled him to meet the challenges presented and continue to exceed expectations.

James’ passion for delivering innovative solutions and creative strategies enabled him to develop strong business foundations for long-term success. He is an active member of the Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, the North of the River Chamber of Commerce and the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce where he served on several teams, advisory committees, and legislative groups. He is a founding member of the Chicago Area DotNetNuke Users Group that has held several large, successful Website design and development events. James has donated time, money and expertise to many volunteer, fundraising and charitable organizations like KidsMatter of Naperville, The Naperville Film Festival, Summer Place Theatre, TEDxNaperville, Neuqua Valley High School Senior Spectacular and many others.

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