Tesla will be able to release an affordable electric car in three yearsAugust 20, 2018
Elon Musk spoke about the possibility of issuing the cheapest model, the price of which will not exceed 25 thousand dollars
Tesla Motors in three years will be able to develop a relatively affordable electric car, the cost of which will not exceed 25 thousand dollars. About this the head of the American company Elon Musk told in an interview to video blogger Marquez Brownley.
According to Mask, in order to develop a budget electric car in this period, the company will have to take a few very important engineering decisions. To produce an electric car costing less than 25 thousand dollars, the company will have to “completely re-examine the rules of the game.”
At the moment, the most affordable electric car Tesla is the Model 3. During the premiere of the prototype, Mask claimed that the production car will cost $ 35,000, but at the moment the price for such a car is over the mark of 50 thousand dollars.
In 2020, Tesla will release an electric crossover Model Y, which will take the step below Model X. Americans will not develop a new platform for a compact crossover – it will be based on the existing Model Y chassis, which will significantly accelerate the process of creating SUVs.
At the same time, some technical and stylistic solutions will be borrowed from the older Model X model. For example, a compact crossover will receive branded rear doors, which the company calls “wings of a falcon”. According to preliminary data, Tesla Model Y will be equipped with two motors (one on the front and rear axles) and will be offered with battery packs of different capacities.