Tesla launches Solar trailer with SpaceX Starlink dish
At the most recent IndeenExpo in Hannover, Germany this week, Tesla $TSLA showed off a neat concept that most likely appeals to the future Tesla Cybertruck customer. A range extender with a Starlink dish gives the user up to 50 miles of extra range every 24 hours and the added bonus of internet in far-to-reach locations.
If the folks who visited the stand are to be believed, there were more VW employees at the Tesla stand than Tesla employees. This isn't really surprising, I think from an investor's perspective, it's precisely this type of innovation that commands Tesla a multiple of a tech company rather than an auto company.
In addition, this isn't the first time that Elon has cross-pollinated innovations and resources from his other companies into Tesla and vice versa, including in 2021 when Tesla announced related-party transactions and then the apparent SpaceX package that is due to appear on the Tesla Roadster, which will include cold air thrusters to provide a speed boost (because why not!).
Whilst the solar trailer is only a concept, Elon has repeatedly expressed his frustration at companies launching concept for them to eventuate into nothing, so my money is on this one to make an appearance once the Cybertruck starts rolling off production lines in 2023.