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Re: $40K Tesla Electric Car Debut Possible at 2015 NAIAS

Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:12 pm

Randy wrote:... The cost of the E will have to be 1/3 of the Model S to meet what they've promised. Will it have the same features or be as nice? Probably not. Will the cost of the options raise it up considerably higher than the promised price? Probably...
The price target announced is the base model price. I have never see any company market anything other than the base model price in general announcements.
The cost of the E will need to be 1/2 the price of the base model S, not 1/3.

However, it certainly is wayyyy to early for anyone to call this competition for the Leaf much less a killer of it.

They serve different markets. And, who knows what the capabilities of the second generation Leaf will be.
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Re: $40K Tesla Electric Car Debut Possible at 2015 NAIAS

Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:42 am

Without a credible link, I think we should dismiss this as an April fool prank.
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Re: $40K Tesla Electric Car Debut Possible at 2015 NAIAS

Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:49 am

ILETRIC wrote:Model E could make its official debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Tesla confirmed Friday. It would begin selling in 2016 or 2017.

A nail in Leaf's coffin?
LOL!!! Was the Fusion Energi the nail in the Prius coffin? it has more range, more space, more bling?? so, Toyota dead right? wrong because we still have that obstacle aka sticker shock. a valid argument could be made that the PiP is bolstered by ill conceived CA HOV regs but the bottom line is that a $40,000 car is not even in the same arena as a LEAF no matter what the propulsion system is
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Re: $40K Tesla Electric Car Debut Possible at 2015 NAIAS

Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:55 am

mkjayakumar wrote:Without a credible link, I think we should dismiss this as an April fool prank.
Actually, it looks like it was was a December-fools-day-prank by Tesla, that someone dug-up and reposted...
December 15, 2013|By David Undercoffler

...In early 2015, the company plans to introduce its next model, a high-volume car starting around $40,000.

...The third, lower-priced model could make its official debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Tesla confirmed Friday. It would begin selling in 2016 or 2017....
http://articles.latimes.com/2013/dec/15 ... 5-20131213" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: $40K Tesla Electric Car Debut Possible at 2015 NAIAS

Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:20 pm

kmp647 wrote:Real story? Link? Or April fools perhaps?
http://evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=32742

And yes, you may be right it's a repost. I'm sure we'll hear more about it soon.
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Re: $40K Tesla Electric Car Debut Possible at 2015 NAIAS

Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:49 pm

Over on the Tesla forum, they concluded that this was sloppy reporting, and that in all likelihood there will be a final Model X reveal at the auto show. Some reporters don't know an X from an E (or even that Tesla is designing more than one thing).

In 2009 Elon said the Model S would debut at $49,900. See where that has gone and apply similar factors to succeeding models. But also consider that by the time the car appears, inflation will have raised everyone's price.
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Re: $40K Tesla Electric Car Debut Possible at 2015 NAIAS

Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:49 pm

gbarry42 wrote:Over on the Tesla forum, they concluded that this was sloppy reporting, and that in all likelihood there will be a final Model X reveal at the auto show. Some reporters don't know an X from an E (or even that Tesla is designing more than one thing).
That makes sense.

Though, I think 2015 NAIS would be a good place to show Model E. By then Model X would be out - and Model E and its reservations would keep Tesla story alive.

Also, the designers would have time to develop E this year - X design should have been finalized by now.
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Re: $40K Tesla Electric Car Debut Possible at 2015 NAIAS

Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:10 pm

evnow wrote:Though, I think 2015 NAIS would be a good place to show Model E. By then Model X would be out - and Model E and its reservations would keep Tesla story alive. Also, the designers would have time to develop E this year - X design should have been finalized by now.
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Re: $40K Tesla Electric Car Debut Possible at 2015 NAIAS

Tue May 13, 2014 12:19 pm

Seems to be somewhat tenuous based on a '2015' comment in an interview...

http://www.autobild.de/artikel/tesla-ch ... 85757.html
Und wir arbeiten mit Hochdruck an der "3rd Gen", der Dritten-Generation-Plattform ... … das Massenmodell, das 2015 gegen den 3er BMW antritt? Genau.
Google 'translate'...
And we are working hard on the "3rd Gen", the third generation platform ... ... the mass model, which in 2015 against the 3 Series BMW competes? Exactly.
That seemed to be converted into 2015 Detroit auto show reveal by the folks at gas2.org...
http://gas2.org/2013/12/13/tesla-model- ... auto-show/
Tesla’s chief designer, Franz von Holzhauzen, fanned the flames of speculation with a recent interview, which he sets the probable unveiling of the Model E at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
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Re: $40K Tesla Electric Car Debut Possible at 2015 NAIAS

Fri May 16, 2014 1:11 pm

If Tesla could produce a $40,000 car that gets at least 140 miles of range I think they would get more business. Most people in this economy just cannot afford $60,000 for a car.

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