Is there such a thing as an affordable Tesla model? Well, company founder and CEO Elon Musk did share some information on what the upcoming Tesla Model E would be able to offer to the masses, where it has been deemed to be ā€œaffordableā€ (which I am sure is relative to the Tesla Model S) for everyone. Apparently, there were enough hints that went around which suggested the possibility of the Tesla Model E sporting double the range as well as battery capacity of current affordable electric vehicles. According to Elon Musk himself, the Model E will be approximately 20% smaller compared to the Model S, where it is also fully capable of attaining a similar 200 mile range on a single charge.

If one were to perform some mathematical calculations, then this could point the Tesla Model Eā€™s battery to be approximately 80 percent the capacity which is available on the Model S, where it can eventually amount to 48kWh thereabouts. It might have a lesser capacity, but this still translates to double the 24kWh battery which is found in the Nissan Leaf, that sports an estimated range of 75 miles on a single full charge. Does $35,000 sound too much for the Tesla Model E? After all, such a figure would be half the entry-level cost of the Model S.

Filed in Green >Transportation . Tags: tesla. Source: techcrunch
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