Tesla the worlds most prominent electric car manufacturer seem to have gone crazy in the design department, with CEO Elon Musk confirming the existence of a minibus and an SUV based off of the Model X and Model 3 platform. After some prying by a number of twitter users, Musk also confirmed the consideration of a pickup truck and van models in the future. The new minibus is to be built from the Model X platform and could be revealed as early as next year.
The SUV built from the Model 3 platform and is called the Model Y Musk has confirmed that the Model Y will be a compact SUV similar to the likes of the Nissan Juke and Volkswagen Tiguan. Whilst this is still very early days for the two projects it is certain the new models will maintain the insane and ludicrous modes of the previous Model S, X and 3. Whilst this is going on Musk is still having to defend Tesla’s self driving mode after a number of fatalities involving the Autopilot system with Musk often claiming that it was the drivers fault in the crash and not the Tesla system.
Tesla are still at the forefront of driverless technology and electric car design, but have yet to have a profitable year, it seems Tesla may be selling cars for under £30,000 but they are certainly making them for much much more. A lot of their losses have come from the investment in the super charger network and of course the Giga factory in Nevada. Tesla are unlikely to go away any time soon, and expect to see the new models on the road as early as late 2017.