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.


Source: Autoweek

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  (1211) posted on 12.16.2010

The cause of the Roadster’s demise isn’t slow sales or even the collapse of Tesla itself, but planned tooling changes at a supplier.

  (666) posted on 05.17.2010

Even though i think that this preparation is too late, I still believe that this beautiful car will achieve a success in the market.

  (515) posted on 05.6.2010

I hope this one will became successfull on the market once they’ve released it.

  (347) posted on 05.5.2010

Great! Following those innovative technology is really a good advantages for the company because they know on how to adapt the changes.

  (364) posted on 05.5.2010

Electric car isn’t new anymore, there are already E-cars rolling on streets of japan and Europe, I guess tesla is keeping up with the E-car technology I hope they’ll succeed with their E-Car Versions.

  (648) posted on 05.4.2010

I wonder what will it look like if they release it on the market but isn’t that surprising to see a rendered car into life?

  (858) posted on 05.3.2010

Still thinking about the 1912 Baker Electric that could go 40 miles on a charge (with ancient battery technology). Century old news is not new at all.

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