The California-based electric car company finally looks ready to add a new model to its line, the rather long-awaited crossover Model X.
While Tesla – actually its CEO, billionaire entrepreneur and co-founder Elon Musk – usually dreams about huge global sales, battery gigafactories or flying and submersible cars – the daily business of the company usually goes on unchanged.
The Model s luxury electric sedan is today the only model in the line-up, which previously also consisted of the Roadster model. Now, that is finally coming to an end, as the originally slated for this year Model X electric crossover is coming.
Although the company officials postponed the new model for later in 2015, now a letter sent to prospective owners of the new model has been sent, stating the SUV would roll off the production line in early 2015.
People who already put up a $5,000 deposit to be among the first to get hold of the new crossover have received the letter, which states the model’s prototypes would be built this fall, while retail sales would begin assembly in the first half of the year.
Tesla, besides the already selling Model S and the soon to be on the market Model X also aims to bring into its line-up a third new model, somewhere around 2016-2017, a sedan that would become affordable as the proposed battery factory would cut down on prices of Li-ion cells.
by Aurel Niculescu
) - Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 - filed under Industry
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