Tesla chief executive Elon Musk reportedly said in China the next generation small car the EV maker is working on would operate mostly in autonomous mode, similar to a promise he made in 2020, according to Reuters.

He said there was a clear path to delivering a car that cost half as much to build as the Model 3 sedan but he offered no details about timing or models.

At the 2020 event, Musk said he was “confident” Tesla would make a small, compelling US$25,000 electric car which was fully autonomous, within about three years, the news agency report noted.