Tesla Model E Readying for its 2015 Detroit Auto Show Debut
It hasn't been a pretty year for Tesla. Amidst some fire troubles — which eventually led to a fall in stock prices — the upstart automaker is really feeling the heat. But there is still good news: a new "Model E" is on its way, and it should be here exactly one year from now at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. According to Autobild, in a recent interview with Tesla chief designer Franz von Holzhausen, the new Model E will "Probably [be] at the show in Detroit in 2015." Along with this new information, von Holzhausen promises that "the fires do not affect my work. Our aim is to create a safe car. nothing is changed."
Naturally, Elon Musk and Tesla are keeping their second vehicle very much under wraps. We know from earlier reports though, that this new car should sit under the Model S in size and performance, more comparable to the BMW 3 Series. And it will be cheaper, too.
Like the Model S from which it follows, the Model E is expected to be fully electric and put to use much of the same technology found on the Model S — albeit at a smaller package.
Expect the Tesla's Model E on display at the Detroit Auto Show in just over a year.
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