Affordable Tesla Will Be Built Mostly Of Steel, Priced “Realistically”
Elon Musk has said time and again that Tesla is building a BMW 3-series rival with 200 miles of range priced around $35,000. To keep costs down, the car formerly known Tesla Model E will be made mostly from steel, and priced realistically compared to established rivals, it was revealed in a recent interview with AutoCar.
Speaking to the British car magazine about the Model E, former Aston Martin executive and current Tesla VP of engineering Chris Porritt said that: “I expect there will be very little carry-over. We’ve got to be cost-effective. We can’t use aluminium for all the components.”
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