Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, gave an interesting video interview to well-known Youtuber Marques Brownlee. The most important part of an interview was admitting that the company plans to produce even more affordable vehicles, than “$35,000 Tesla Model 3”. He believes that they will develop a $25,000 electric car in a few years.
For a long time, Tesla Model 3 is one of the most anticipated cars on the market. It has received an enormous amount of attention from everyone. The most attracting point was the combination of price with features available for this money. However, the “$35,000” model is available to be bought. According to Tesla’s ordering page, the least-expensive Tesla Model 3 you can currently order starts at around $50,000. A Dual Motor all-wheel-drive Model 3 starts at $54,000 and the Performance version of that car costs at least $64,000.
Elon believes that he can push the limits. He estimated that Tesla will be able to produce a $25,000 electric car in 3 years if the company works at its limits on further technical achievements and economies. It is a first-time Musk concretize the price point of further affordable Tesla, he has mentioned before.
Additional detail to be noticed is the fact the company switches its focus from the luxury vehicle to very affordable vehicles without changing the badge. Usually, companies either produce “cheaper” smaller cars that still have somewhat of a “luxury” price point, such as Mercedes Benz GLA or BMW Series 1.
However, $25,000 electric car is not Tesla’s current priority at the moment. The CEO made it clear that it is not a priority as they have Model Y, Tesla Pickup, Tesla Semi, and the next-generation Roadster to deliver over the next few years.
But those vehicles program should go to production somewhat faster as Musk said that they plan to bring to market more than one vehicle at a time for the first time.
Additional noteworthy details were revealed during an interview. Elon wants to use removable side-view mirrors for better aerodynamics.