Model 2 and Model Z: When Tesla doubles on its entry level, Tesla: Model 2 and Robotaxi approaching, European sales, Highland and a new glove box

Tesla: Model 2 and Robotaxi approaching, European sales, Highland and a new glove box

Among the 234,000 electrified cars sold on the old continent in July (+17%), the climbing market share is therefore 23% during this first part of the summer, including 15% for 100% electric.

Model 2 and Model Z: When Tesla doubles on its entry level

  • 1/13The compact sedan Tesla Model 2 (above) will be completed by an SUV declination, it would be logical that it is called Model Z (bottom)
  • 2/13The future little Tesla will adopt a crossover silhouette. It will be made in Mexico
  • 3/13Under the family sedan Model 3, a Model 2 (name which is not final) will take on the role of the compact sedan of the range
  • 4/13The future Tesla Model 2 will not arrive before 2024
  • 5/13The light signature of the MG4 reminds a little that of a Yaris Cross
  • 6/13The glass surfaces of the MG4 are quite reduced compared to the body panels
  • 7/13The front of the MG4 is strangely like that of a C8 corvette!
  • 8/13The 204 hp of the MG4 guarantee it very correct performance
  • 9/13The restyled Volkswagen ID.3 is now available for order, the basic price is € 42,990
  • 10/13The Volkswagen ID.3 range has refocused around a single engine of 204 hp
  • 11/13Renault has greatly reduced its CO2 discharges while the electric mega was not even sold yet
  • 12/13The Renault Mégane Electric is pleasant to drive
  • 13/13Renault Mégane E-Tech 100% electric

Tesla: Model 2 and Robotaxi approaching, European sales, Highland and a new glove box

Tesla: Model 2 and Robotaxi approaching, European sales, Highland and a new glove box

The emblematic CEO still arrived fairly quickly, in 2004, To supervise the design of the first roadster, with millions of dollars in investments. We then had to wait another decade to see the Model S arrive, the first real tesla as standard.

Model 2 with a cybertruck look ?

The famous Model 2 to $ 25,000 from Tesla will finally see the light of day ? According to an authorized biography of Elon Musk, the project would be in progress, and we even learn some interesting details.

Tesla: Model 2 and Robotaxi approaching, European sales, Highland and a new glove box

This is not Model 2, but a Mazda mule

Musk would notably have been not very excited by the vehicle (a bit like Steve Jobs with the Mac Mini), until he discovered the first models last February. According to the book, the design would have drawn inspiration from the Cybertruck, with a very futuristic look. It would have been presented alongside the First Robotaxi, this driverless vehicle intended to compete with Cruise and Waymo And imagined almost 10 years ago by Musk Himself. The whole question is when these models are actually available, because Tesla has been late on these two market segments, already very coveted.

Tesla always dominates Europe

Despite the criticisms and the massive arrival of competition (especially Chinese), Tesla remains undisputed leader in Europe.

Among the 234,000 electrified cars sold on the old continent in July (+17%), the climbing market share is therefore 23% during this first part of the summer, including 15% for 100% electric.

Tesla: Model 2 and Robotaxi approaching, European sales, Highland and a new glove box

The model therefore tries to sales, with 11,748 units elapsed, far ahead of the ID4 and its 8671 copies, While the MG4 has ironed in front of Model 3, whose sales crumble very clearly. The arrival of the new version will reverse the trend despite fairly questionable choices ? We will see it in the next quarter, because the first customers could be delivered in October if we believe These massive storage in China, not far from the Shanghai factory, and for European ports:

Tesla: Model 2 and Robotaxi approaching, European sales, Highland and a new glove box

A magnetic glove box

We end with a small detail of the new Tesla Model 3 that had escaped us: the glove box is no longer the same !

Tesla: Model 2 and Robotaxi approaching, European sales, Highland and a new glove box

Indeed, its opening always requires a touchscreen (or vocal) control, in the absence of a button. On the other hand, It is now magnetic ! More durable and more soft, this is a rather interesting idea, which we also find on the holes since the first Model 3.

On the other hand, it is quite disappointing to have reworked the glove box without responding to the problem of opening : on a daily basis, it’s really a foot break to have to press 2 touch buttons to open it and we would have hoped for a more elegant solution.

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“The best and most affordable electric cars in the world” will be the Tesla Model 2 according to this connoisseur of the file

The future Tesla Model 2 (also called Tesla Model C) at less than 25,000 dollars is still in the shade. But, thanks to the interview of a Mexican politician, we know a little more. Tesla’s affordable electric car would be almost ready to be produced.

Drawing of the Tesla Model 2

Tesla Model 2, we have been talking about it for several years. Since Elon Musk has more or less formalized this project, in 2018. We expected the Tesla Model 2 (which should not be called like that) is formalized at the start of the year, but it was missed. Or almost. Indeed, the Tesla Model 2 made a masked appearance, camouflaged under a sheet, during a presentation intended for investors.

And precisely, during this presentation, Elon Musk announced the size of the battery of this future car and a new gigafactory, in Mexico. The government of the Nuevo León, where the factory will be built, has given some information to the local media Milenio.

“The best and most affordable electric cars in the world”

The politician thus specifies that ” We do not yet have a precise date for the start of the work, but the good news is that all the permits, for the environment, the energy, the water and everything else are granted, so it advances »», Before adding that to ” Any time, we could announce that the foundation stone of the factory is laid “.

But the most interesting thing is the continuation of the interview, which tackles, without citing it directly, the future Tesla Model 2. Since Samuel Alejandro García Sepúlveda indicates that Tesla ” is in the latest stages of the design of the new car, a new model, which will be, what we know, the best and most affordable electric cars in the world, and that it will be an important step “.

Tesla Model 2: produced in France ?

The previous rumors had therefore seen right: the Tesla Model 2 would be produced in Mexico. It is also possible that other gigafactory around the world produce this new model, but it seems more difficult for existing factories. The production lines should be significantly different, and Tesla cannot afford to reduce the volume of production (and therefore sales) of its other factories, which run at full speed to export the Tesla Model 3, Model Y, Model S and Model X.

The question is therefore to know when Tesla reveals its future compact and affordable electric car. If the American manufacturer is waiting for the Mexican factory to be ready to produce vehicles, it will still be necessary to be patient. Mexico Gigafactory should not start production before the start of 2025 according to the latest local information. Which means that The Tesla Model 2 would not happen on American roads before 2025.

For Europe, the question is where and when this future car is produced. In Mexico before being imported into Europe by boat ? It’s possible. But it could also be produced in the Gigafactory of Berlin, with the creation of additional production lines or … in France, in a future (but hypothetical) factory Tesla.

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