Tesla Motor was started as a pet project by a billionaire to show the world that electric cars are a viable means of transportation. But through some clever marketing and some of the most amazing features you’ll find in any car it has become an icon for luxury. Tesla’s Model S is one of the most popular all electric cars in the world and when you take into consideration Tesla is one the most expensive all electric production cars that makes it even more unbelievable.
They rolled out the Tesla Roadster, Model S, and most recently a Model X which is their crossover. But let’s face it, none of those cars are very affordable. The most popular EV car in the world is the Nissan Leaf which costs a manageable $30,000. The Tesla Model S is a whopping $70,000, more than twice as much. Now that Tesla has shared their technology for free it seems like they might be on their way out as a car company but instead they are ramping up.
Rumors of a third more affordable model has been swirling for a long time but it seems that the wait is almost over. Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, has made it official. The Model 3 will be out this month. Best part of all is that it will meet the advertised base price of $35,000 which will make it extremely competitive with other affordable EV cars like the Nissan Leaf. We should also mention that the $35,000 base price is not including the government incentives that will most likely make the car even cheaper.
@elonmusk $35k price, unveil in March, preorders start then.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 2, 2015
There aren’t any concrete specs out yet but what we do know is that the Model 3 will be offered in both sedan and crossover versions. Other potential things we know is that Musk has been hoping to roll out a new battery for this model. It might roll out with autopilot technology or might be rolled out at a later date for it. Finally the biggest draw/setback of EV cars is how to charge them rapidly on the road. Tesla owns a supercharger network where people can quickly charge their cars for free. They plan on expanding their supercharging station networks for those that are concerned with that.