Posted April 04, 2020 11:27:24 A new generation of Tesla’s electric car is set to debut next month, with a first drive on the new version of its Model 3 expected at the end of the month.
The first Model 3 is due to hit the road later this month, and the company is expecting to have the vehicle ready for the mass market by 2021.
It’s unclear when that might be, however, with Tesla’s US and European partners still in negotiations with the electric vehicle maker.
The Model 3 has been a key focus of Tesla for the last few years, with the company already building the next generation of the vehicle at its Fremont, California, factory, which has been the site of some of the company’s biggest product launches.
But the company still needs to get a final approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) before it can start producing the vehicle in large numbers, something that has been put off by a lack of public hearings.
Tesla has been building its new car at its Gigafactory in Nevada since 2017, and a lot of the work has been focused on developing its next-generation, 500-kWh battery system.
The battery system will help the vehicle to drive more quickly and generate less energy than previous generations, which were built to power more than 500 miles of range.
It will also allow the company to build the next-gen Tesla Roadster.
While Tesla has not said when the vehicle will debut in the US, it did release a video last year that showed a Model 3 driving at a top speed of up to 205 mph (335 kph), and a range of nearly 300 miles.
A Tesla spokesperson told ABC News that it is still in discussions with the EPA over how to test the new battery system, but they are “not in a position to comment on the timing at this time”.
The company also has a deal in place with General Motors to provide battery tests for the car.
In the video, a GM spokesperson confirmed the company will provide “a range of tests and measurements to the US government, and to other customers”.
The EPA has said it will conduct a range trial of the new system in 2018.
The Tesla spokesperson said the US has been involved in the process for the past six years, and it was a key consideration for the company.
“There is a lot more to do,” the spokesperson said.
“It’s been a lot longer than we would like it to be.”
Tesla is still under contract with GM to test battery technology for the next Model 3, but it’s not clear when that will happen.
The EPA said it would begin the range trial in 2019.
But Tesla’s battery test partner, General Motors, has not been willing to confirm whether the US will conduct the trial or not.
“We have not been told when this will happen,” the company said in a statement.
“In the meantime, we will continue to engage with the US EPA to address the regulatory requirements that may affect the availability of this test and testing to customers.”
Tesla has also said it expects to begin testing the battery system in 2021, although the company did not say when that may be.
The new Model 3 will be powered by the company and its Gigacar battery, which is expected to provide up to 1,000 miles of battery range.
The Gigacarb system is designed to be an entirely self-contained unit, meaning it is designed specifically to store excess energy and charge quickly.
The company has said the new Model S, which will be introduced next year, will be a much larger and more powerful electric car.
The gigacarb technology is also being used in Tesla’s new Supercharger network, which allows the vehicle’s batteries to be plugged into the network without having to be recharged.
Tesla is hoping the Gigacabbs will be used in future models, but the company does not yet know if the system will be able to handle future powertrain upgrades.