“Don’t forget to charge your car!” is something we might all be saying soon…

Because recently Tesla held their Battery Day event where CEO Elon Musk discussed the future of the popular electric car.

Currently, the car is out of many people’s price points and is often just a conversation starter when seeing one drive around (hopefully with someone behind the wheel).

But say what you will, everyone always has something to say about the car or the (sometimes controversial) CEO.

What happened at the event?

At the event, it was brought up how things like in-house mining, technology, operations, and manufacturing improvements will open the door for more affordable batteries. This in turn would create a more affordable Tesla.

Tesla hopes to one day make the cars at a $25,000 price point.

Musk said… “When you think about the $25,000 price point you have to consider how much less expensive it is to own an electric vehicle. So actually, it becomes even more affordable at that $25,000 price point.”

Did they achieve the timeline?

 

This isn’t the first time Musk mentioned the price of Tesla’s. In 2018, he hoped that price point could be reached within three years. And although they are somewhat affordable for everyday folks, for most, it’s still a luxury car.

Sadly, we’ll have to wait a bit for Tesla to be able to mass-produce the cars without losing the quality that makes it special in the first place.

What’s the updated timeline?

Unfortunately, the cheaper price hasn’t been met as of yet, and they’re still facing innovation challenges. Musk stated it would be about another 3 years until they can achieve this goal.

The challenges of technology and finding the right amount of resources for its batteries are proving to be more challenging than they expected. But they are still moving in the right direction.

Recently, Tesla made a new battery cell design that would help it achieve its timeline goals. The design gives 5X the energy density of existing cells, with an overall 16% improvement in the vehicles.

Now tell us what you think! Do you think Elon Musk’s timeline is realistic and that they’ll find the resources to be available for most people? Should everyone be committed to eventually owning an electric vehicle? Let us know in the comments below!

8 comments on “Tesla Wants To Make A $25,000 Electric Car – But Will They Actually Do It?

  1. Valentine Villiers on

    Yes, commit now. So, i got an entry level Nissan Leaf , 20kw battery, for just £8 k. Real range only around 60 miles, but a great little car. So just bought the 62 kw version for £28 k. Real range 180. Has only 3000 miles on the clock. So price moving in the right direction and the range should cover most people well.
    6 months depreciation on first car £800
    VV Dorset

    Reply
  2. cliff on

    I believe he can and that he will, and it will be a blessing for the average person, who then may be able to afford one. Go Elon

    Reply
  3. Lynda on

    We, my husband and I would like to get a reliable Electric car. We are seniors and have just purchased a reasonable GMC Terrain for the time being. I hope by the time we are ready for another new car, it could be an attractive affordable electric car with a plug in where we park. ( we use to have to plug in to keep the block from freezing)
    I don’t know why electric cars cost so much anyway.

    Reply
  4. Evelyn Say on

    I would like to see a Small demi-minivan. Just enough to ferry grandchildren around. While $25,000 is not much for Some people, I live on a fixed income and $18,000 I might be able to afford. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we didn’t have to steer it, Too!

    Reply
  5. DOUG PHILLIPS on

    I would like to see someone like Elon Musk work on developing a hydrogen fuel cell powered car that’s affordable. The technology has been around for years, but no one with the drive or ambition of Musk has tried to make it work on a mass-produced scale.

    Reply
  6. Twobears Burgos on

    If 180 miles is top range? Waste of my money. We like to travel and don’t want to wait an hour or two for charge up. The Tesla is very unattractive and bad choice if you live in the country side with bad weather conditions. I would feel safer in an old beat up truck.

    Reply
  7. Lin on

    If anyone can do it, Elon can! My husband and I are waiting til there’s a top range of 500 miles in an SUV so we could travel around the country in our retirement .

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.