Musk once said he would build a fully electric vehicle that would be within reach of every American. Now we are learning that it may see the light of day in the next 3 years. It is supposed to be a hatchback vehicle with decent parameters. Unfortunately, the billionaire did not reveal any details about it, except for the range, which may be around 300 kilometers, and its price. This is not to exceed $ 25,000, or about PLN 95,000.
It is a city vehicle intended especially for the Chinese market. Its price is to be very affordable due to new battery technologies, which are expected to increase their capacity within 3 years, without increasing weight and price.
Currently, the most powerful version of the Model S uses cells with a capacity of 100 KWh, weighing around 700 kilograms. In 3 years they are to weigh only 250 kilograms with the same capacity. The cost of producing 1 KWh cells is expected to fall below the psychological limit of $ 100.
We can also learn from Battery Day that Tesla is working intensively on the production of new 4680 battery cells. The billionaire is not happy with the slow development of batteries for electric vehicles. He believes that we are at least 5 years backward in this matter. That is why the prices of electric vehicles are so high and they cannot become as popular as most people would like.
As for the new Tesla hatchback, which is to appear on the roads in 3 years, Musk emphasized that it will be the most advanced autonomous vehicle in the world, which will allow its users to travel around cities and entire countries in an extremely safe and comfortable way. The billionaire is sure that his electric and fully autonomous vehicles will conquer cities and make traveling around them easier.