You probably never stood a chance of getting Tesla’s Powerwall home battery first time round. But don’t worry: According to Elon Musk, a second model will be ready to buy later in 2016. Speaking to Tesla car owners in Paris last week, in a video just published to YouTube, Musk explained that:
We’ve got the Tesla Powerwall and Powerpack, which we have a lot of trials underway right now around the world. We’ve seen very good results… We’ll be coming out with version two of the Powerwall probably around July, August this year, which will see further step change in capabilities.
No word on what features will be offered — it probably won’t be a huge leap in battery technology — but it’s good news for anyone who failed to get one of the units during the first wave of pre-orders.