Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tesla prepares competitor BMW 3-Series

Tesla Model S

The American manufacturer of electric sports cars Tesla by 2015 plans to start in manufacture new model — a sedan, on the dimensions similar with BMW 3-Series.
On it informs edition Autocar referring to head Tesla Elon Musk who is the founder of payment system PayPal and company SpaceX, making companions for the government of the USA.

Compact sedan Tesla

Under the preliminary information, compact sedan Tesla will be constructed on the basis of the aluminium monocook and begins to be equipped with the electric power-plant which characteristics yet are not informed. It is expected, that the sedan becomes the most accessible model of the manufacturer — car cost will make about 30,000 dollars.

At present company Tesla makes only one model — a roadster which without additional charge is capable to pass 350 km. Recently American manufacturer has presented other car — the big five-seater sedan under name Model S. This car will appear in a series in the middle of 2012 and will cost about 50,000 dollars.

Potential competitor Porsche 911 Turbo

As it was informed earlier, in the near future Tesla it is full determination to begin release of the four-seater sports car which will make competition Porsche 911 Turbo and it will be offered both with full, and with a back drive. In the company do not exclude, that later in scale there will be also cars with bodies "crossover" and "coupe" that will allow to increase sales Tesla to 200,000 cars a year.

For start of all six models in company Tesla series it is required to modernise the assembly manufacture in California. Investments at a rate of 500 million dollars are for this purpose necessary.

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