10 Big Takeaways From Tesla’s Q&A in Oslo
At the beginning of this month, representatives of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) — and by representatives, we mean CEO Elon Musk and the Tesla’s CTO JB Straubel — sat down in Oslo, Norway, for a little session of Q&A. While these types of press and public interfacing are by no means uncommon, the duo shed some tantalizing details of their future models this time around. The video of the session occupies about an hour and a half, but fortunately, the guys over at Green Car Reports distilled the talk into a few short highlights, which we’ve shared below.
Statements made by Musk and Straubel point to some exciting developments down the road, including confirmation of a rumor or two, and plans regarding the so far unrevealed Model E, commonly referred to as the Gen III, which will move Tesla from a niche luxury company to a mass-market enterprise.
1. The Model X and Model S will share a footprint
During the talk, Elon Musk and JB Straubel noted that despite the forthcoming Model X being a larger crossover vehicle, its footprint will remain the same as the Model S sedan, GCR reported. The length will be within two inches of the Model S, and its the same story with the width as well; the primary gains in interior volume will be in height to make give the Model X the practicality advantage over the sedan model.
The price of the Model X is supposed to run around the same as the Model S at base, so around $70,000 before the federal tax credits. We would also expect the options for the Model X to look quite similar to those currently available on the sedan.