Tesla may have just given the world a sneak peek at its upcoming $25,000 electric car. In a recent corporate video, which was originally posted to the company’s official Twitter, design drawings of what could be the new electric hatchback were spotted.
The leaked images appear to show a small sleek car with a similar front-end design to the Model 3 and Model Y, but with a shorter hood and a more rounded silhouette. The overall design suggests that the car will be a hatchback, which would make it smaller and more affordable than Tesla’s current lineup.
Although Tesla has not confirmed whether the leaked images are indeed of the Model 2, as the $25,000 electric car is often referred to, the similarities to previously released information about the vehicle suggest that this may be the case. In September 2020, at Tesla’s Battery Day event, CEO Elon Musk announced that the company was working on a new, affordable electric car that would be produced at the Gigafactory in Shanghai and exported globally. Musk stated that this new car would be powered by Tesla’s new battery cell technology, which he claimed would reduce the cost of batteries by over 50%.
If the leaked images are indeed of the Model 2, it could be a game-changer for the electric car market. With a price point of $25,000, the car would be much more accessible to a wider range of consumers, potentially accelerating the transition to electric vehicles. It would also give Tesla a strong foothold in the mid-market segment, which is currently dominated by traditional automakers such as Toyota and Honda.
While Tesla has not officially confirmed the design of its upcoming $25,000 electric car, the leaked images suggest that it will be a stylish and affordable vehicle that could change the face of the electric car market.