It’s become routine for Tesla and CEO Elon Musk to be featured as headline news for their electric car developments. But yesterday, Musk sparked headlines in a slightly different way after tweeting this inflammatory message…
Major new Tesla product line — not a car — will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2015
As expected, this cryptic message has already sparked a lot of speculation, but most agree that Musk is referring to one thing in particular: a new, solar home battery.
In fact, back in February, Musk told media outlets, “We’re going to unveil the Tesla home battery, or consumer battery, that will be for people’s houses or businesses, fairly soon… We have the design done, and it should start going into production in about six months or so. It’s really great.”
Adding to the pile of evidence is the fact that Tesla has also already been supplying this battery in small dosages to partner SolarCity (see photo right). Monday’s tweet may just be referring to greater availability of what will undoubtedly be a coveted product.
If this release does turn out to be the official release of the home battery, it will certainly mark just the beginning of a growing Tesla trend. With their new battery factory set to open soon in Nevada, Tesla will become the world-leader in high-tech battery production, a development that will provide Americans with some truly new and innovative products.