evnow wrote:DeeAgeaux wrote:The likely outcome is the base Model 3 comes within $6k of a base LEAF.
The spokesman for Tesla already quoted $40k.
The most likely outcome is base Model 3 will be $15k over base Leaf by 2018.
$25 vs $40 (+/- 2k)
There is no Tesla spokesman with greater authority than Elon Musk.
And he again repeated half the price of a Model S or $35k for the base Model 3 on Nov 25 2014.
"We need the Gigafactory because there currently isn't enough battery cell capacity for a high-volume, pure electric car at any price," explains Musk. The Model 3 is 20% smaller than the Model S, so the battery pack can be just 80% of the size, but we're aiming for a 50% price reduction from the S, so we need the factory to make it affordable."
http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/entertainm ... -p85d-mars
And Tesla is not just talking. They are pouring concrete on a $5 Billion battery factory to make it happen.
And I just saw Carlos quote $25/26k in Japan.
But the LEAF won't get the big battery for 25k. That is the one people will compare with the base Model 3 .