Tesla aims for a small electric car suitable for people to run services, compete with Morning, i10

DNHN - Small Tesla vehicles will be marketed to those who want to use them as service vehicles, similar to the Kia Morning and Hyundai i10. The electric model will likely be priced affordably at approximately $25,000.


According to Carscoops, Tesla plans to release an electric vehicle with a price tag of approximately $25,000, which is less than the Model 3, the company's most comfortable vehicle. This model lacks an official designation, but it is reported. The Model 2 designation indicates its position below the Model 3. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has promised to release this affordable electric vehicle by 2020, but it has not yet appeared. However, in an interview held on March 8 alongside the Morgan Stanley Conference, Elon Musk reiterated this topic.

"We have a clear plan for producing a smaller, less expensive electric vehicle than the Model 3." This vehicle will almost entirely drive itself. Tesla has always prioritized autonomous capabilities. Those who have used Tesla Full-Self Driving have witnessed the rapid development of self-driving capabilities, he explained.

In addition, he stated that current passenger vehicles are only used 10 to 12 hours per week on average. If the vehicles were fully automated, they would probably be utilized 50 to 60 hours per week.

"The use value of the car multiplied by five, while the cost multiplied by five. It is possible to generate software profits from a hardware product," added Musk.

Possibly, the "Model 2" will serve primarily in Tesla's "robotaxi" program. People who participate in this program can rent a car when they do not need one.

The "Model 2" has the potential to become Tesla's best-selling vehicle due to its affordable price. Most likely, similar to the Kia Morning and Hyundai i10, "robotaxi" can be used as a service vehicle or to advertise car rentals to those in need. In addition to being able to drive almost entirely, Elon Musk suggested that "Model 2" car owners can generate income from their vehicles. With self-driving features still at the center of the recall for safety reasons, the "Model 2" will not be quickly monetized.

Elon Musk is renowned for his sometimes "blank" statements of audacity. For instance, he has altered the launch date of the Tesla Cybertruck multiple times. Or, the Model 3 was in high demand when the company announced a price of $ 35,000, but its actual selling price was nearly $ 43,000.

Additionally, he occasionally turns 180 degrees. Last year, he stated that Tesla does not prioritize small cars. Now, however, "popular" electric vehicles are "the focus of our development."

Ngoc Phi (TH)

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