A $30,000 Tesla plug-in electric car by 2015?

By 2015, Tesla might be ready to launch a $30,000 plug-in electric car.

An Model X Teaser. $30,000 plug-in next?

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.


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