Elon Musk is expected to give an update on future Tesla products. Here’s what to expect.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Cybertruck pickup in 2019. It could now be in the works for 2023.FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

  • Elon Musk said he will give an updated product roadmap on Tesla’s next earnings call.

  • Tesla is expected to release its 2021 results on Wednesday.

  • Musk will likely discuss long-delayed vehicles like the Cybertruck pickup and the Roadster supercar.

Elon Musk missed Tesla’s latest quarterly earnings call, but CEO said he’ll be back on Wednesday to give an update on the status of the upcoming new vehicles.

You can never be too sure what Musk will say – it’s kind of his mark. But he will likely talk about future Tesla models that have been in development for years but have yet to materialize.

After years of delays, Tesla fans, investors and Wall Street analysts are all eager to know when long-awaited products like the Cybertruck pickup truck, semi-truck and Roadster supercar will roll off the assembly lines. Wall Street analysts expect Tesla to post record revenue and profits for the fourth quarter of 2021, capping the company’s biggest year yet.

Here’s what to expect from Tesla’s earnings call next week, and what we might learn more about Musk:

What Wall Street expects

As for the balance sheet, analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the company to post quarterly earnings of $2.30 per share on revenue of $16.6 billion. That would be a big jump from the previous quarter’s numbers of $1.86 per share and $13.8 billion.

cybertruck

Tesla Cybertruck and Cyberquad.

Tesla Cybertruck and Cyberquad.

Tesla Cybertruck and Cyberquad.Ringo H.W. Chiu/Associated Press

Earlier in January, Tesla announced that it would start building the Cybertruck by the end of 2022 and begin mass production in 2023. When the Cybertruck debuted in late 2019, Musk said it would go into production in 2021.

There are other details that need to be clarified.

Tesla recently cleaned up its Cybertruck model pricing and options website. And Musk tweeted that the pickup would initially come with four motors, one more than he originally promised.

How much the Cybertruck will cost and what type of pickup buyers will get are, at this point, up in the air. What we do know is that Tesla intends to build the pickup at its next factory near Austin, Texas.

Roadster

Tesla Roadster.

Tesla Roadster.

Tesla Roadster.You’re here

Tesla’s first model was the Roadster, a sports car that sold for around $100,000 starting in 2008. The next-generation Roadster, unveiled in 2017, was expected to ship to customers in 2020 as “the most fast in the world”. Those buyers – who paid between $50,000 and $250,000 to reserve their electric supercar – will have to keep waiting.

Musk recently said that Tesla should start producing Roadsters in 2023, “assuming 2022 isn’t a mega-drama.” He refers to the supply chain entanglements that have hampered auto manufacturing since 2020.

Tesla recently erased prices for the supercar from its website. So again, there’s a lot we don’t know.

Semi

Tesla semi-trailer

Tesla semi-trailer

Tesla semi-trailerYou’re here

Tesla unveiled the Roadster as a bonus during the debut of the Semi, a heavy-duty truck the electric automaker has yet to begin mass-producing.

In October, Musk said he was optimistic the Semi would go into production in 2023, four years behind schedule. Tesla said it needed to bolster its supply of battery cells before it could start building the Semi in large numbers.

What else to expect

Elon Musk at Tesla Battery Day in 2020.

Elon Musk at Tesla Battery Day in 2020.

Elon Musk at Tesla Battery Day in 2020.You’re here

Those are three models that Tesla intends to start building in 2023. But there are likely even more on the way. Musk thought of a cheaper $25,000 vehicle with a van for urban transportation.

We can also learn more about when Tesla’s next factories in Germany and Austin, Texas will start pumping out cars. Musk could also address Tesla’s developments in self-driving, solar panels and energy storage.

And, since this is Musk we’re talking about, it wouldn’t be wrong to expect a curve.

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