Tesla plans sedan, crossover
At Detroit Auto Show, Martin Eberhard, chief executive office and founder of Tesla Motors said that Tesla plans to build a sedan crossover vehicle to fill out its model line. The company has already hired a dozen engineers to staff its new technical center in Rochester Hills, Mich., to manage the project.
Eberhard said Tesla’s goal is to produce a second electric vehicle that will sell for around $50,000, or about half the price of the all-electric Tesla Roadster, which will retail for $92,000 when it goes into production in England next year.
Tesla said that the Roadster will go from zero to 60 mph in four seconds, and will have a top speed of more than 130 mph while running only on an array of lithium-ion batteries. The roadster also could have a range of miles on the highway, the company says.