Posted on: Sep 05, 2012 | 15,087 reads

Tesla Touts Electric Supercar

A flagship electric supercar is on the cards for 2016.
In a recent webchat held with Jalopnik, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that a supercar would one day be joining the lineup. Having ceased production of the original Roadster model back in January, Tesla launched the Model S electric sedan in June. A Model X electric SUB is expected in 2014, while other reports suggest a sub-Model S competitor for the BMW 3 Series, perhaps called the Tesla Model E, could be ready for a 2015 launch. A supercar would then follow in 2016/2017.
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"We will do an electric supercar at some point. It was going to happen right after the Model X, but it is more important to the world that we do a more affordable electric car," said Musk. "Hopefully, we will get to an electric supercar in 4 to 5 years." Without revealing any specific details, a Tesla electric supercar would be pitched against the very best, so it would be up against offerings from Lamborghini and Ferrari as well as the Audi R8 e-tron and Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell.
Tesla Touts Electric Supercar
Tesla Touts Electric Supercar
Tesla Touts Electric Supercar
Tesla Touts Electric Supercar
Tesla Touts Electric Supercar
Tesla Touts Electric Supercar



by Adam Lynton
Tesla Touts Electric Supercar
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