Tesla Hype Machine Gears Up With Elon Musk’s ‘D’

Earlier this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk (who’s also CEO of private-space-flight firm SpaceX) issued a cryptic Tweet. “About time to unveil the D and something else,” it read, accompanied by a photo of a garage door rising to reveal part of a shadowy vehicle:

Elon Musk Tweet

So what will Tesla unveil? Over at car blog Jalopnik, the assumption is that “D” refers to an all-wheel-drive vehicle equipped with dual motors, the better for cruising around in cold, icy conditions; other websites seem to concur with that idea.

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The bigger question is what Musk meant by “something else.” An electric-powered motorbike, perhaps? New software that allows Tesla vehicles to drive without human hands on the wheel? When you’re a company as hyped as Tesla, the speculation always gets a little wild about what you’ll roll out next. But everyone will need to wait until Oct. 9 to see what Musk has in store.

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