Report: Elon Musk's Tesla developing two 'affordable' electric vehicles

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Feb 1, 2016, 11:02 AM EST

It’s only a matter of time until we’re all driving around in electric cars (hey, fossil fuels can’t last forever), and Elon Musk’s Tesla is looking to build the mass market electric vehicle to fill the need.

The electric auto manufacturer is scheduled to debut its mysterious Model 3, a new flagship vehicle designed to get Tesla into the affordable auto market, in March. The base model will be priced around a competitive $35,000, and that’s before any potential government incentives (which could shave as much as $10,000 off that).

We already knew the Model 3 was coming (though that’s about all we knew), but now the company has confirmed a second model that will follow suit and be built on the same platform. Electrek initially reported the unnamed vehicle would also debut next month, but Tesla has chimed in to clarify that the second model would actually not arrive until later this year. Rumor has it this second model could be a crossover SUV of some type, though that’s still unconfirmed.

Though several companies already have electric cars on the market, Tesla is arguably the torchbearer for the technology. Having the company finally enter the affordable range could be huge to drive some fresh interest in electric cars.

What do you think? Would you consider an affordable, mid-range Tesla?


(Via Jalopnik, Electrek)