Recreation of the future minibus Tesla Motors. Created by Jason Torchinsky.
a little over a week we were already talking about the new “Master Plan” of Tesla Motors for the next years. A master plan by which, the company led by Elon Musk would have as an objective the launch of new models of segments varied as a compact SUV or even a pick-up. However, and during the presentation of the new “Master Plan” Tesla, Elon Musk made some statements very interesting.
And is advocated the need of providing “urban transport of passengers of electrical mechanics”. Some statements that were quickly interpreted as the possibility that Tesla Motors will enter in the sector of urban transport or, choose to develop an electric vehicle focused on the passenger transport to meet the demand of the companies dedicated to these issues. In particular, we refer to a minibus.
well, after making these statements, our fellow Jalopnik decided to seize the moment to speculate. Some speculation that finally, the own Elon Musk has confirmed via Twitter. And the fact is, as we say, that Tesla will launch a minivan based on the Model X. As we say, initially the fact of speaking of a minibus of Tesla Motors was pure conjecture, however, Musk has confirmed this and noted that it will use the chassis of the Tesla Model X.
on the other hand, it is important to note the point that we mentioned at the beginning of the article. And it is the true intent that would have Tesla Motors with this electric minibus. We’ll have to wait to see if they want to, as we say, sell it as a commercial product, or in its place, turn it into a vehicle of consumption. Also there would be the possibility that the popular manufacturer of electric cars would opt for both options.
If we take into account that the project of the minibus Tesla Motors has already been started, so nothing would be unreasonable to think that to the year 2017 or 2018 we could see a first deposit mode prototype. A vehicle that could follow a philosophy very similar to that of a prototype that Volkswagen showed at CES 2016. The Volkswagen Budd-e Concept.
And while we’re on the VW Budd-e, it is also interesting to note that at the end of the month of January was leaked a few reports that pointed to possible production