Tesla reportedly delaying its robotaxi reveal until October

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Tesla won’t reveal its long-promised fully autonomous robotaxi until October in order to give the company’s engineering team more time to build and test prototypes, Bloomberg reports.

The event was originally set for August 8th, which Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced earlier this year amid questions about the company’s commitments to more affordable electric vehicles.

The delay has been communicated internally to Tesla employees but has yet to be announced publicly, Bloomberg says. Musk has yet to post anything about the delay on X.

At an earnings call earlier this year, Musk reiterated his belief that Tesla is not a traditional car company but, actually, an AI and robotics company. Facing pointed questions from…

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