It’s been an interesting journey for Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors. The company released their first electric car, the Tesla Roadster, which was based off of a Lotus vehicle. Then a few years later they released their original design the Tesla Model S. Then there have been those instances of Tesla S car fires sprouting up here and there.
Like any new technology you’re bound to have your growing pains and challenges. But Tesla seems to be planted firm in facing those challenges head on. They have a new vehicle that is supposed to be released soon, the Tesla Model X. The Tesla Model X is an SUV with Falcon wing doors, a beautifully designed vehicle. And now another Tesla car has shown up in renderings, this one is smaller than the Model S and has a smaller price tag to boot. Probably being catered to an entry level car buyer, the Model S is certainly not budget minded even with gas savings.
The newest Tesla family member looks to be this Model E. The Model E looks much like the Model S just a bit smaller in width and length. The Model E’s rear end is very different than the Model S but the front end retains some Model S styling. The Model E’s range is being set at around 200 miles and the price tag is said to be under $40,000. Not a bad price point at all. But I fear you might be sacrificing interior space due to its smaller dimensions. But even so, the car looks wonderful and we certainly hope it can be brought to market.
Elon Musk is a man with big ideas and he’s not shy about pushing to make them reality. From his newest proposal, his “Gigafactory“, to the Model E he’s looking to change the world of the automobile. Maybe he will, maybe he won’t. But you have to admire his drive to get to his goal. What do you think of the Model E? What about the Gigafactory? Is Tesla’s future bright or are the going to fizzle out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.