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Musk answered a question about producing a compact vehicle smaller than the Model 3 by saying that it's likely that Tesla would offer such a auto "in the next five years".

Musk also said production lines for the Model 3 had improved their output, with the company expecting its factories to have a "5,000-car week by the end of this month [June]".

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive of Tesla, speaks at a Boring Company event on May 17 in Los Angeles. "No one has succeeded in doing this in a very long time in the United States".

Tesla has plenty of new products in the works, but one thing it will never build is a motorcycle, despite Elon Musk's penchant for biker jackets.

The idea of a battery-powered motorcycle from Tesla has been floated before, and it would have made sense, more so, since the future of the two-wheeler industry seems to be veering towards the electric space, much like cars and other automobiles.

So far, the focus for Tesla in 2018 has been on the Model 3 and improving production.

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Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the disparity between the timeline described by Musk and the timeline on the company's website. "I do have an issue with time", Musk said, according to Detroit News. If any significant number of "remove" votes are received, it probably signifies an erosion of confidence in Musk on the part of big institutional investors.

"Model Y will not have any leather in it, even in the steering wheel.even if it does have a steering wheel", Musk said, according to Electrek.

Tesla has been struggling to ramp up production of its new Model 3 sedan, which is crucial to the company's long-term profitability. The shorter-range battery version of the vehicle that starts at $35 000 will start to arrive late this year, though the company may not reach volume production of that iteration until the first quarter of 2019. That will go into production in the first half of 2020, along with the Semi truck and Roadster models, Musk said.

Tesla then plans to unveil the Model Y crossover in March. Presumably, any independent chairman would significantly limit Musk's control over the company going forward.

'As we expand our EV capabilities and commitment, we get even more excited about the role electric motorcycles will play in growing our business'.