Elon Musk, Tesla’s founder and chief executive, has said the Model 3, the electric car he expects to launch in 2020, will have “high volume” of cars.
Mr Musk said the company is confident that by the end of 2020, at least 40 per cent of its Model 3 vehicles will be sold in the United States.
“There’s going to be a very high volume of cars,” Mr Musk said in a recent interview with CNBC.
“We’re going to have a high volume.”
The first mass-market Tesla Model 3 has been unveiled in China, and it will go on sale there in early 2019.
The US market is expected to be one of the first to get its hands on the Model X crossover, which is expected by the company to go on order in the fourth quarter of 2020.
“We have a very good track record in the US,” Mr Trump said during his visit to the company in March.
“And we’re going there in the very first quarter of the 2020s.”
Mr Musk was also asked about the future of the electric cars and whether he expected the company would eventually become a mass-produced brand.
“I’m not going to talk about it,” he replied.