The head of Tesla Ilon Musk promised a lot of interesting things at the Tesla Battery Day events, and it all happened so. There is a lot of news, and one of the main things is that the company is working on an ultra affordable electric car.
In general, rumors about this car have been circulating for a long time, but they were mainly associated with the Chinese market. The local Tesla plant is gaining momentum, sales are growing, and expanding the model range by the most affordable model for the initially not very rich Asian region looks like a logical step. But judging by today’s announcement (it took place at night), the car will get a global registration. At least, it will be sold in China and the USA.
As Ilon Mask said during Battery Day: “Tesla will release a competitive electric car worth $ 25,000, which will also be fully autonomous. On the screen behind his back under a virtual white blanket is the novelty.
You can only guess about the exterior, but judging by the proportions, we will see something like a reduced copy of Model 3. That is, you should not count on a crossover for this money – there will be a liftback. Will there be a four-wheel drive – also a question, but if this option is planned, it will certainly go beyond the stated $ 25 000.
Many fans of the brand immediately began to discuss what the future autopilot car Tesla will look like. There are already some sketches in the Web. Of course, these are unofficial data.
What else is known about this electric car, except that it will have a full autopilot? By and large, only the fact that the autonomy will be at least 320 km of mileage – earlier Musc already said that an electric car with less autonomy is meaningless.
And most importantly: Tesla has planned to release its most affordable electric car in 2023. This is due to both the production capacity, which will inevitably have to be expanded, and the need to organize the production of its battery cells of high energy density.