Affordable, Mass Market Tesla Electric Car Three Years Away

No due until sometime around 2017 time frame, the mass market Tesla electric car is targeted to be priced around $35,000USD

Published: 16-Jan-2014

It's the car Tesla "has always wanted to make." But it's still about three years away.

That's per Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who spoke to CNN's Poppy Harlow Tuesday about the progress of the company's long-planned affordable offering.

At the moment, the only vehicle the electric car maker has on the market is the widely acclaimed Model S, prices for which start around $70,000. When it does hit the market, the cheaper vehicle will go for about $35,000 Musk said, with drivers of course saving by not spending on gas.


Tesla Model X's most unusual feature is its Falcon Wing rear doors.

First unveiled in 2012, the Model X makes its first appearance at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Tesla Model S production line in Fremont, California.

400 unit per week production is more than Mercedes-Benz or BMW sells of their flagship S Class and 7 Series cars respectively in the United States.

Tesla Model S showed rapid battery discharge rates driving along Interstate95 between Washington, D.C. and Norwich, Connecticut.

John Broder finds himself stalled short of a charging station in Connecticut in his first cross-country drive of a Tesla Model S.


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