The Tesla Model 3 is gone, but the Tesla hatchback is still relevant.
Tesla had announced a new vehicle to its lineup last week, but it wasn’t a Model S Plaid or Roadster. It’s instead a smaller Tesla hatchback, which will cost only $25k
This is a massive deal for Tesla and the entire electric car industry. It’s so crucial that the Tesla Hatchback is all you need to care about right now.
- All you need to learn about the Tesla Hatchback
- Tesla Model S vs. Tesla Model 3:
- What’s the difference?
Tesla has made a name for itself, selling premium quality electric cars. This has been a great success. The hatchback signifies that Elon Musk’s company has shifted to offer something different to a new group of customers. It’s a group that may not have considered buying a Tesla before.
While the premium is significant, it is not as good as affordable.
It is expensive to develop new technology. Electric vehicles are no exception.
It’s still a challenge to convince people electric cars are an alternative to internal combustion engines.
When Tesla released its first electric 13 years ago, they were considered small and unpractical due to their limited range and slow charging times. The original Tesla Roadster, however, promised a range between 200 and 250 miles per charge, as well as a charging time of 3 1/2 hours on a 240-volt connection. These early models cost more than $100,000. That’s $125,000 today.
A car manufacturer producing cars in this price range will naturally lean towards luxury because people can afford it. You should have enough money to make the investment worthwhile if you pay too much for unproven technology.
Selling luxury cars is only one way to make your vehicle popular. It is no surprise that they made significant changes with the Model 3 in 2019, despite sticking with the more expensive models for many years.
The car’s cheapest model was $35,400 at launch. This is significantly less.
Although the Model 3’s price has risen to $39,990, before any subsidies or savings have been considered, it is still the most affordable car in Tesla’s lineup. The Model 3 quickly became the most popular Tesla. However, the Model Y crossover was recently able to take its place in the U.S. Although the Model Y is more expensive at $4,000, it offers 60 more miles and significantly more storage.
Also, the Model S Plaid is still the most affordable car sold in large numbers.
Tesla is all about consistency across all its cars.
The best feature about the Tesla Model 3 & Model Y models is their ability to offer many of these same options and features that the Model S or Model X. They may not have the same range and may not provide the same top speeds or acceleration. Still, they were designed to offer the same driving experience.
Every car is built with the same Tesla “feel.” It feels like Tesla wants everyone to have the same experience regardless of which car they purchase. Autopilot, which you would expect to be locked behind a paywall, is now available on lower-priced vehicles. It’s also the same Autopilot for all four cars.
Although the Tesla Model S & Model X might get the updates first, other features such as AAA gaming or the yoke steering knobs may be added to them later. All Tesla cars. These are all Tesla cars.
Although Tesla has not provided any details about the hatchback, it is safe to assume that they will apply the same philosophy to the car — even though it is $15,000 less than the current Tesla.
Everyone will benefit from Teslas that are cheaper.
There are many low-cost electric cars on the market, but they can be pretty expensive, especially if you’re looking for innovative features.
If you do not qualify for federal credits, the Nissan Leaf hatchback will cost you $31,670. However, that price only covers the basics: a 40kWh lithium-ion battery, ePedal, and that’s it. An additional $1,690 is required to purchase a 50kW fast charging port. The price of a model with all the trimmings (including the ProPilot driver assistance system) is $44,920.
A Tesla hatchback, with all the Tesla-y stuff you would get in any other company car, is $25,000 a great deal.
It’s still a great deal, even though Tesla calls $25k its ‘potential savings price,’ and the actual cost is closer to $30,000
We also know that Tesla designed this car to be small enough and light enough to increase the range by as much as 14%. It will also be using a smaller and denser battery to increase the capacity. As anyone who has ever compared electric cars will tell you.
The standard-range Model Y was withdrawn by Elon Musk because it could only go 244 miles on a single charging charge. This is, according to Tesla’s CEO, “unacceptably low.” The hatchback could well be offering one of the best dollars-to-miles-of-range ratios on the market.
This will make it easy for potential electric car owners to flock to buy one. I admit it, even though I know I would be tempted to buy one. I have plans to run my electric car until the end before I consider replacing it. This would encourage Tesla’s many competitors to attempt to undercut them in any way possible and offer their own low-cost, high-range electric cars.
While the Model S Plaid is fast and powerful and both the Model 3 (and Model Y) being popular and affordable, they are not what we should be focusing on right now.