Weren’t we just talking about why there aren’t any cheap electric cars? Seemingly reading our minds, Tesla is coming up with a $30k sedan that the average Joe has the chance to own. While a $100k electric roadster is pretty cool, it’s not like the majority of us will ever get to enjoy it. Okay, so they’ve tried to connect with the little people to some extent with their $60k plug-in sedan. But still, that’s something that is way out of most of our budgets, despite the fullness of our EV-lovin’ hearts. So finally, a $30k EV that we ecogeeks have a good shot at owning.
Tesla still has no idea the details on the car, let alone when it will arrive. But it seems likely that with the success of their roadsters, they’ll be able to come up with something good. It better be good, because they’re thinking of putting out about 200,000 of whatever they come up with – a whole lot more than the relative handful of roadsters and sedans they’re putting out, and a whole, whole lot more than the number of EVs other car makers are currently putting out. I wonder if it'll look half as cool as the Lotus, or if they're going to tone down the flash to match the price...
Tesla is banking on the growing infrastructure for EV recharging to help the car for the masses venture farther from home than around town, which would be a factor for average consumers who need a car to do more than turn heads. Considering advances being made in San Jose, Oregon, Japan and other places for EV charging infrastructure, it seems like a safe bet that in the next few years, or however long it will take for Tesla to turn out this new, cheaper EV, we’ll have some reasonable resources to keep it charged up.
written by Chris, August 05, 2008
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