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Elon Musk On What’s Next For Tesla (TSLA): ‘Scaling To Extreme Size’


Elon Musk revealed what is going to be the main subject of Tesla’s “Master Plan Part 3”: It’s going to be about scaling the company to an “extreme size.”

As we reported last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that he is working on “Master Plan Part 3.”

Master Plan Parts 1 and 2 were very important pieces of literature in Tesla’s history that laid out its plan to achieve its mission through a rough product roadmap and technologies to focus on.

While not without stumbling, Tesla has progressed through those plans quite nicely, and it is now arriving toward the end of “Part 2” – hence why Musk announced the upcoming release of “Part 3.”

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Since the announcement, Tesla fans have been speculating about what could be included in the next part of the Master Plan.

Now Musk took to Twitter this morning to announce that the main subject is going to be scaling Tesla to “extreme size”:

Main Tesla subjects will be scaling to extreme size, which is needed to shift humanity away from fossil fuels, and AI.

The fact that Musk is aiming for Tesla to achieve an “extreme size” is not exactly new considering Tesla has made public its goal to achieve an annual production capacity of about 20 million vehicles by 2030.

In comparison, the world’s biggest automotive groups, like Volkswagen and Toyota, produce about 10 million cars per year.

But Musk’s new plan is likely going to go into more details about how to scale manufacturing and supply chain to these levels, especially amid extremely difficult global supply issues.

Interestingly, Musk also added that the “Master Plan Part 3” will include sections about SpaceX and The Boring Company along with Tesla:

But I will also Include sections about SpaceX, Tesla and The Boring Company.

Historically, the Master Plan blog posts had been about Tesla and posted to Tesla’s website. Part 1 included mentions of SolarCity, and Part 2 had a part about Tesla’s acquisition and integration of SolarCity, but never anything outright about another separate Musk company.

This is starting again rumors about the “X” umbrella company, which would consist of all of Musk’s companies under one roof. It’s an idea that Musk floated in the past, but it would be quite complex to achieve.

Mentions of SpaceX and The Boring Company could also simply be more collaborations between the companies, which we have seen in the past, or the mentions could also be completely unrelated to Tesla and only be about Musk’s greater plan and how all those companies fit into it.

What do you think is going to be in Elon Musk’s Master Plan Part 3? Let us know in the comments section below.


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Buhari ‘Fired’ Mai-Mala Buni, Asked Niger State Governor To Take Over As Party Chairman


President Muhammadu Buhari has allegedly approved the removal of the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mai Mala Buni before his trip for medical treatment in the UK on Sunday, reports have said.

According to the reports, some governors of the APC led by the Niger State Governor, Mr Abubakar Sani Bello, had ambushed Buni at a meeting with Buhari to report that Buni was readying the party to postpone its National Convention slated for 26 March.

Buni was alleged to have long been tinkering with the idea of staging the convention and presidential primary on the same day but has kept the card close to himself.

The convention was fixed for February 36 but was moved with the excuse that the party was working on consensus candidates especially for the post of the National Chairman to avoid rancour that could tear the party apart afterwards.

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However, after meeting with Buhari, a new date was fixed, which has come under serious doubt with accusation that Buni and some few executive members have other plans.

The latest development is said to have been taken while Buni was in Dubai, UAE, for medical treatment.

In his stead has been appointed Bello, who has called for the party’s National Executive Committee meeting on Monday (today).

The Secretary of the party, John Akpanudoedehe, has threatened to shut down the National Secretariat of the party, saying Bello is just a member of the caretaker committee and not the chairman or Secretary vested with the power to call for a meeting.

Sources reported that the first meeting which involved a highly placed minister was also attended by Governors Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Simon Lalong (Plateau), and Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa).

Bello led the meeting and is said to be acting in the capacity as the chairman of today’s meeting which will announce the next line of action including that Buni has been ousted.

But a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Yekini Nabena, kicked against Bello’s move in a statement, saying, “I am using this medium to call on our leaders across the states to caution Governor Sani Bello.

“The Presidency should also call him to order to immediately drop the plan to convene a NEC meeting without the knowledge of Governor Mai Mala Buni and the Secretary of the CECPC.

“The likes of Governor Bello are working against our party and to cause anarchy in the ruling APC.

“Governor Sani Bello is neither the Chairman nor Secretary of the National Caretaker Committee. So, where did he get the power to convey such a meeting?”

When contacted about the planned meeting, Bello did not deny calling for a meeting but only denied that there was a crisis in the party.

He told The Nation, “No crises. I have nothing to say.

“There is a caretaker meeting tomorrow (today). Decisions will be taken at a meeting,” the governor said.


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