The Tesla Roadster is already a success on the market - there are more than 1,200 units on the streets despite its costly price tag, but the company is not stopping there. In 2012, Tesla will also be bringing in a Model S sedan said to be priced at about half the price of the Roadster. And Tesla is not stopping there.
In a recent interview, Tesla chairman Elon Musk talked about the company’s future plans and they sounded impressive. The first generation Roadster will go out of production in 2012, but the company is preparing for a successor for the next year. New models will also be unveiled in 2013 and 2014, including a crossover. The future products will also be four-wheel drive models.
And the good news keeps coming as Tesla announced that with every new model, they are focusing on making them more affordable "and by the time the third one arrives, it’s expected to be attainable for mainstream customers, in contrast to the expensive, performance-oriented Roadster."
We are happy that Tesla has such a positive outlook into its future considering they only have one model cruising the streets at this point. We just hope they have the cash flow to substantiate such an elaborate car producing scheme. Can’t wait! Maybe they firmly believe that of the whole car-making thing doesn’t work out, they can just sell batteries, chargers, and electric drive train technology to other suppliers. That’s the plan they have outlined anyway.