Tesla CEO Elon Musk laid out the company’s road map for two more new electric cars at the Cleantech Investor Summit in Palm Springs, California.Tesla confirms plans to release electric Model X SUV this year and a $30K Electric Car in 2015…….
Tesla‘s CEO Elon Musk is using it to make some pretty bold claims about the future of the company. At the Cleantech Investor Summit in Palm Springs, California, yesterday Musk told a crowd that Tesla would be unveiling their own electric SUV the Model X later this year (the company is also the powertrain and battery supplier for the upcoming 2nd generation Toyota RAV4 EV due out in 2012). Musk also said that they were on track to sell a $30,000 Tesla vehicle within four years.The Model S is one sexy and well-designed electric car and it’s an all-American affair. If Tesla could make a $30,000 vehicle with even half the je ne sais quoi of the $57,000 Model S, it would be an amazing feat for a fledgling automaker. Also, launching their own electric SUV would be no small accomplishment in and of itself.According to Musk by 2020 long range EV batteries will be incredibly cheap and that by 2030 only electric cars will be available for sale in the U.S.