The world has been waiting since Elon Musk announced that an affordable Tesla Model 3 car is in the works.
Now, Tesla Motors Chief Technical Officer, JB Straubel, said Tesla wants the Model 3 to be a family of vehicles, available in both sedan and crossover versions.
Details about the design of the Model 3 haven’t been announced, but the sedan is expected to be 20% smaller than the Tesla Model S, and we can expect that the crossover will have similarities to the upcoming Model X crossover as shown below.
The Model 3 has been expected to arrive in 2017 and come with a $35,000 price tag.
The Model 3 has been promised a range of over 200 miles on a single charge and is set to rival the BMW 3 Series.
The price of the Model 3 is partly thanks to cheaper battery technology made possible by Tesla’s Gigafactory, which is set to produce as many batteries annually in 2020 as were produced worldwide in 2013.