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Tesla’s next big electric vehicle product has been spotted testing on the road

Tesla’s next big electric vehicle product has been spotted testing on the road

In May, a modified Tesla Model 3 no side mirrors and new camera positions This was the first time a Tesla had been seen with such modifications, and it sparked multiple theories about what it could be.

Now, a new vehicle has been spotted with camera positions in similar locations to the vehicle seen in May, but this time, multiple close-ups reveal new details and hint at what Tesla is likely to announce next month.

In the new photos shared by Joey K via X, a renewed Model 3 in gray with cameras on the rear windows is seen.

Above the window cutout cameras were cameras that protruded from where the existing repeater cameras on the Model 3 were located, as well as a front bumper camera.

Unlike the last vehicle seen with Texas plates in May, the new test vehicle has California “Manufacturer” plates.

This suggests that Tesla is using a large number of test vehicles with similar camera setups.

The positions of the new cameras point to a setup geared toward autonomous driving, closer to the system that company CEO Elon Musk has previously described as Robotaxi or, more recently, Cybercab.

It is exciting to share more details about the new vehicle, which is expected to be introduced at the event Tesla plans to hold next month.

“I’m really looking forward to the 8/8 event for some solid answers. Hopefully we can get some good info beforehand,” one fan wrote in a post featuring the latest images of the test vehicles.

Image: MrSaltyP via X

The new Robotaxi is expected to offer a service similar to Uber without a driver.

Tesla is also working on multiple other products that could use some of the camera setups tested in the vehicle seen in California, including more affordable models currently in the works.

Musk hinted at what these models could offer during an earnings call earlier this year.

“We have updated our future vehicle lineup to accelerate the launch of new models, we had previously said that we would start production in the second half of 2025. So we expect it to be early 2025, if not the end of this year,” he said.

“These new vehicles, including more affordable models, will use the next-generation platform as well as aspects of our existing platforms and will be produced on the same production lines as our current vehicle range.”