For admirers of Tesla’s latest and greatest who would love to own a piece of the action if only the price of admission were low enough, the word on the street is such a vehicle will debut in January 2015 during the Detroit Auto Show.
The Model E, as rumored to be named, will have a price tag of $25,000 to $35,000, and will be a mid-sized sedan. Those worried it might simply be a smaller S have Tesla chief designer Franz von Holzhausen’s assurance that it won’t go the “Audi unit face” route. Holzhausen also said there is a truck in the works, though it won’t be riding on the third-generation Tesla platform, as well as a second coming of the car that started it all, the Tesla Roadster.
As for the Model X, the SUEV is nearing the finish line to production, with units set to be delivered to showrooms by late 2014 at the earliest. The price tag for the X should be around if not above that of the S.