Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has confirmed some of the keys to the new platform on which the company is working. A smaller architecture that will open the door to affordable electric cars. This new platform, the third developed by Tesla, will reduce costs by up to 50% compared to Model 3 and Model Y.
For a long time there has been talk of the possibility that the Tesla brand has just entered the nascent market for affordable electric cars. Currently, its most affordable model is the Tesla Model 3, and in its access version it exceeds the €50,000 barrier. Therefore, it is not a vehicle for all audiences. This is where the reports about the expected Tesla Model 2, also called Model C.
The idea of seeing a Tesla electric car on the market starting at approximately €25,000 is not something new. Nevertheless, the latest comments made by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, fuel this possibility. The top leader has spoken about the new platform on which the company works. An architecture that opens the door to cheaper models.
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Musk has revealed new details about Tesla’s upcoming electric car platform. It will be the third architecture developed by Tesla. We currently have the large platform, used by Model S and Model X, as well as the medium platform, intended for Model 3 and Model Y respectively. Well, Musk has confirmed that this new platform will be the smallest.
The Tesla’s third platform will be smaller than the one used by the Model 3/Y, which will help reduce costs and, more specifically, the development of models with compact dimensions. When asked when this new architecture will be ready, Musk assured that, although there are no exact dates, “it is the main focus of the new vehicle development team.”
He also commented that this new generation vehicle supported by the small platform will cost much less Regarding the Model 3 and Model Y, models that have represented 95% of Tesla’s total deliveries during the third quarter of this year.
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“The next generation vehicle will cost about half the cost of the 3/Y platform and will be smaller. I think it will certainly outstrip the production of all other vehicles combined,” Musk said. For the cost of the production of the Model 3, two units of the compact Tesla can be manufactured.
The launch date of the long-awaited affordable Tesla is also unknown. In the short term, the brand will redouble its efforts in the production of the Tesla Semi and the Tesla Cybertruck. In addition, we must remember that the launch of a new generation of the Tesla Roadster is also confirmed. A model that must be ready to attack the market before 2025.