Tesla Model E Could Launch in 2015, Cost $35K

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole
Starting a new car company from scratch is no easy (or cheap) task. It’s comparable to building an entire city… on Mars. Despite the challenges and unfavorable odds Tesla seems to be doing quite well. Its Model S sedan has received numerous accolades and now some information about the brand’s next product is beginning to come out.

The so-called Model E could be released in as little as a year and a half. This allegedly “entry-level” car is expected to feature a design that’s similar to the big-brother Model S.

SEE ALSO: Tesla Model E Specs Preview

Not surprisingly this vehicle will probably have a smaller battery than its larger stable-mate. Despite the pint-sized pack it’s rumored the car will still manage to deliver a driving range of 199 miles (320 kilometers), which is nearly identical to the base version of the Model S.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Tesla Model S Review – VIDEO

As for pricing the entry-level Tesla is estimated to cost around $35,000, though this is almost certainly a complete wild-a** guess. Likewise the car’s launch date is shrouded in mystery; the Model E could, possibly, maybe reach the market as early as 2015. Sorry about the wait, but even on earth Rome wasn’t built in a day.

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • EV docmaker EV docmaker on Dec 02, 2013

    It is important for people to get that a 35K TESLA is the same price as a 20K gasoline car. Most people pay for their car on monthly payments but they pay two lots and its the second lot that they are brainwashed not to comprehend. The monthly payment to Big Oil. Depending on how much you drive and where in the world you live we are talking between $20,000 and $100,000 per decade on petrol. Even a heavy driver of a $14,000 car is spending more money in a decade than a TESLA MODEL E even at 35K.

  • Jstack6 Jstack6 on Jan 03, 2014

    Tesla started at the top and the model E will be great from all they have done and engineered in the Roadster, S and X. With almost no maintenance , electric at $1 vs a gallon of crude or even less if you have Off Peak rates or Solar, and their Nationwide Super Chargers you can get for life at $2K it's amazing. The Super Charger and battery swap (90sec) could also be available for the model E since there are 50 now and plans for are 1 every 150 miles and the E has a range of 200. There Super Charger is 4 times faster than any other in the World. They also have 14 Super Chargers in Europe so far with more coming every day.