At the Cleantech Investor Summit in Palm Springs, California this week, Elon Musk announced that Tesla will unveil the electric Model X SUV later this year, which he promises will be cooler than any other SUV on the market, and considering how cool the Roadster and Model S are, I'm inclined to believe him.
Back in late 2009, Tesla announced that they would be using the Model S drivetrain in three more vehicles -- one of those was an electric crossover-utility vehicle which will be the forthcoming Model X. The other two were an electric minivan and an electric utility van for fleets. With the Model X debuting within the year, we'll surely be hearing about the other two soon.
The Model S is set to launch in late 2012 and Musk says Tesla will develop a mainstream $30,000 electric car in about four to five years. But that's just the near future, beyond that Musk sees battery prices falling sharply in the next decade bringing electric car prices down even further and believes by 2030 only electric cars will be sold in the U.S. and by 2050 almost all cars on the road will be electric.
written by Ray @ Diy Solar Panels, January 21, 2011
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