The CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk is encouraging customers to pick the company’s $50 Cyberwhistle instead of Apple’s Polishing Cloth, available for a rather high $19.
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As mentioned above, this is inspired by the Cybertruck, with the limited-edition Cyberwhistle being a premium collectable constructed from medical-grade stainless steel featuring a polished finish. The whistle also features an integrated attachment feature for added versatility.
This comes after in October, Cupertino giant Apple announced a Polishing Cloth for $19 which has been subject to ridicule due to its pricing. Musk recently expressed how funny he found the product, tweeting a comparison between Tesla’s product and Apple’s Polishing Cloth.
In other Tesla news, the company’s Shanghai Gigafactory is moving towards the goal of producing more than 1 million vehicles per year. The Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory is the company’s first manufacturing plant in China.
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Starting in January this year, with the start of mass production of the Chinese Model Y, Tesla’s production and sales in China have seen faster growth.
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Earlier, there were reports that as Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory start production of the Model Y, it should help the company achieve its 2021 production goal. The goal is to produce 550,000 electric vehicles, including 300,000 Model 3 and 250,000 Model Y.
In August this year, Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory annual output of Model Y and Model 3 hit 450,000. There are speculations that the Gigafactory may soon surpass the company’s factory in Fremont, California. If this happens, it will become the world’s largest electric vehicle factory.
In the third-quarter financial report, Tesla stated that the Shanghai Gigafactory has a potential annual production capacity of more than 450,000 vehicles (Model 3 and Model Y). However, the Fremont plant has an annual production capacity of up to 600,000 vehicles.
Tesla will spend more than $1 billion to build its manufacturing base in Austin. According to the company, it hopes to complete the construction of this factory by the end of 2021.
The first model produced at the plant will be Tesla Model Y, and the plant will also produce Model 3, Cybertruck, and Semi trucks in the future. Tesla has stated that the plant will produce as many as 500,000 Model Y each year.