Tesla Could Launch A New Compact EV In Less Than Five Years

As if Tesla didn’t already have enough on its plate, Elon Musk has done what Elon usually does (no, not bashing the Press) and suggested that the automaker is planning yet another all-new model.

Aside from struggling to increase Model 3 production, the automaker intends on delivering the Model Y crossover, Semi and all-new Roadster in the coming years.

While speaking at the Tesla annual shareholders meeting, Musk added that those will be joined by a new model: “I think we’ll do a compact car in less than five years”, he said.

The outspoken chief executive failed to offer any additional insight into the compact Tesla, but it could very well be similar in size to the upcoming Volkswagen I.D. hatchback, which should hit the market at least three years earlier.

A compact car would slot below the Model 3 in the brand’s range, but because it is still at least five years away, will probably feature more advanced batteries and electric motors than Tesla’s current passenger vehicles. As is the case with all other Teslas, the compact would be offered in a plethora of guises, including as an all-wheel drive performance version.

During the shareholders meeting, Musk also revealed that the production versions of the Semi and second-generation Roadster will be even more impressive than the show cars revealed last year.

According to Musk, the entry-level Roadster will be capable of hitting 60 mph (96 km/h) in 1.9 seconds, while a range-topping version with the SpaceX option package will top out the range and be even quicker, and the Semi’s range could exceed 600 miles (965 km).

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  • Spyder Hole Fantome

    This company needs serious focus. They’re all over the map. How about concentrate on making a profit first with what you know you can build and deliver before introducing 5 new models???

    • Adilos Nave

      It’s a constant hype machine. They are taking advantage of the limited attention span of today’s customer and simply getting their name in the news every day makes it seem like they are doing amazing. Completely agree that they need to buckle down and just focus on getting the products they currently offer to their paying customers, and have the product be void of defects. Other companies seem to be able to pull this off but that doesn’t get their name in the news all the time or trending on Twitter. All glamour, no substance.

      • Alfa Giulia QV

        Exactly. That’s why I’m so much more excited about EVs from the likes or Porsche and Jaguar for example. They didn’t drum up insane amounts of hype around their products (well, not to the degree as Tesla anyhow), they focus on developing their products first so that the quality is there from the start. And now they want to add the Semi and the Model Y when they can barely get the Model 3 out the door? I don’t see it happening.

        • Moveon Libtards

          And GM is selling a boatload of Chevy Bolt’s quietly why Tesla still cant figure out how to make a simple sedan.

    • Alfa Giulia QV

      They need the hype to keep their investors happy and distract from the constant issues they are having.

  • john1168

    How’s the build quality lately? Is it getting any better? Lately I’m hearing it isn’t… Like spyder hole fantome said, they need to focus. On quality and making a profit.

    • ProtectOurHeritage

      Tesla can’t even make it to the JD Power Survey because not enough cars are sold, but the JD Power Survey released a statement saying “Tesla owners acknowledge numerous quality issues, but love their cars anyway”. 😂

  • AS MUCH AS I ADMIRE TESLA I HAVE NO INTEREST IN A FOUR DOOR OR AND SUV AND CAN’T AFFORD $200K FOR A COUPE. THEY NEED TO COME UP WITH A COMPACT TO COMPETE WITH THE GOLD TWO DOOR TO GET MY BUSINESS.

  • Alfa Giulia QV

    They could but that doesn’t mean they’re going to.

  • Brent Morrison

    lol investors eventually are going to lose patience once the Reality Distortion Field wears off

  • Moveon Libtards

    Same people said Hillary Clinton had a 96% chance of winning the Presidency.

    Lololololol https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/208343a3d1a91123e7eb91e00840c29bd47da7b34aa27bdea1d200ac85f2d5ca.jpg

  • Bash

    Same here.

  • Classic Bob

    Launch it where, into space?
    Tesla needs to learn how to launch and MANUFACTURE 3 vehicles properly, before trying to “launch” anything else.

  • Smith

    Wow how pathetic. Others are allowed to comment negatively, but my post is censored. Typical USA and their freedom of speech, only if you agree with the media.

  • Some ol’ bloke

    I know what the next 4 cars will be called: Model M, Model U, Model 5 and Model K

    S3XY MU5K.

  • ProtectOurHeritage

    Tesla COULD do many things. If Tesla is still even around in five years time, it is very unlikely that Elon Musk will still be running the show!

  • Ricardo Santos

    Tesla could stop overpromising in less than five years.

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