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News A Tesla Model 2 Is In The Works

A Tesla Model 2 Is In The Works

This cheaper Tesla Model 2 car could become the first truly affordable EV at about $25,000


  • The car could be ready for road testing later this year.

  • It could be a compact hatchback based on the Model 3.

  • Europe and China would get their own versions.


When Tesla announced the Model 3 in 2016, it was slated to become an affordable EV with a price hovering near the $35,000 mark. It took a while but finally, today, in the US, the base Standard Range Plus retails for $37,990. While this amount is accessible to many, the hinted and expected $25,000 Tesla Model 2 will fit most budgets. And it might be coming faster than expected.

Musk has already confirmed that China and Europe will get their own version of the affordable Tesla. As we know, Europe loves hatchbacks while China digs sedans. Both markets also appreciate that good things can and do come in smaller packages. In both cases, as shared by InsideEVs, the Model 2 will be based on the Model 3 and will likely share a number of components.

Tesla Model 2 Rendering | @Theottle via Instagram

Renderings prepared by @Theottle on Instagram show a number of Tesla design cues including the side-marker lights, the headlights, and door handles, to name a few. They also depict a very cool hatchback which, given North America’s undying thirst for all things SUV, will surely never hit our shores.

According to the story, the Model 2 could be road-worthy later this year for testing which means a production car could be ready sometime in 2022.

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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