A $30,000 Tesla plug-in electric car by 2015?
To be followed by a Tesla pickup truck?
MotorTrend via Autocar is reporting that Tesla is planning a BMW M3 Series plug-in to come some time after the Model X launches in late 2013/early 2014. While the new Tesla plug-in will be smaller than the M3, it will also offer a smaller price tag, possibly as low as $30,000 for the base model.
And a Tesla pickup truck might not be too far behind.
Unfortunately, there aren’t many details regarding either new electric vehicle, but the potential $30,000 price sure is compelling, especially if that’s pre tax credit — assuming there still is a tax credit.
At $30,000 and tax credit eligible, I think this new Tesla could potentially post Prius-like sale’s figures.
Simply can’t wait to hear more about this story. This development isn’t going to mainstream plug-in cars, but it would sure put Tesla much further along than I would have imagined by 2015.
Of course, I’m speculating on 2015, but based on the Model S launch and the subsequent Model X launch, a 2015 launch would make sense in that timeline.