Billionaire Elon Musk teases new breakthrough - says he has 'top secret masterplan' for Tesla

The Tesla Model S was first launched in 2012

Elon Musk has tweeted that he's working on a "Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2".

The billionaire took to his social media account over the weekend, to tease fans about the news, saying that he hopes to publish the details "later this week".

The title of the plan alludes to Musk's 2006 blog post, which was called 'Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan'.

In it, he outlined the vision for the company and unveiled the cars that went on to become the Tesla Model S four-door family car and the Tesla 3 Sports Sedan.

Elon Musk has been busy putting together the "Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2" 

The update is no doubt a bid to try and counteract the negative press Tesla have been receiving recently.

The company came under fire after it was revealed that one of their vehicles caused a fatality after it crashed while it was in autopilot mode.

Joshua Brown, 40, was the world's first victim of a self-driving car crash, after his Model S car collided with a tractor-trailer whilst driving in Florida.

The tragic accident led to the company being investigated by Federal officials and public trust in the autosteer technology has since waned.

In response to the crash, the company has maintained that the Autopilot feature is not designed to take over from motorists completely and drivers should remain alert with their hands on the wheel.

Elon Musk made his thoughts known on the crash after he re-tweeted: "1.3 million people die a year in car accidents. Yet, 1 person dies in a Tesla on autopilot and people decry driverless cars as unsafe."

Tesla stock has also taken a hit recently. Currently it's down nearly 15 per cent since last April.

Despite the company's recent difficulties, Tesla's Model 3 electric car has become the fastest selling car of all time

Despite the company's recent difficulties, Musk's ambitious visions haven't been curbed.

Alongside advancing Tesla, Musk is also working on the Hyperloop, a high-speed transport system that will take people from Los Angeles to San Fransisco in under forty minutes.

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