1 - Tesla Motorcycle
Many Tesla fans would love to see an electric motorcycle from the company, but you can forget about it. At least while Elon Musk in charge. Check his most recent tweet about that:
That said, you could perhaps see an electric dirt bike from the company, but not a road bike.
2 - Tesla Amphibious Car
We know Musk bought the Lotus Esprit submarine car from “The Spy Who Loved Me” movie for $866,000. At the time, he said Tesla would do an amphibious car, but that is now so far-fetched and with insignificant demand that we would not expect to see one anytime soon.
3 - Tesla Flying Car
Musk has also already said that Tesla “could definitely make a flying car,” but that seemed more like a possibility than like a plan. Yes, Tesla could do it, but why would it do it? Are there many flying cars around for Tesla to propose an all-electric option instead?
3 - Tesla Flying Car
That did not prevent Budget Direct from doing two renderings of a Tesla contender on this non-existent market. If it ever becomes a real thing, perhaps the American electric vehicle manufacturer decides to take a chance.
4 - Tesla Hot Hatch
All Tesla cars have a stunning acceleration when compared to any ICE vehicle. A hatchback from the company would naturally be hot, both in terms of performance and desirability, but will we ever see one? Even in Europe, where compact hatchbacks are still the leaders, they are losing ground to SUVs.
Tesla is currently focused on the US and China. Ask Volkswagen if it wants to sell the ID.3 in the US. It won’t because demand would be too low, according to VW Group of America CEO, Scott Keogh. With Gigafactory 4, if hatchbacks are still a relevant market in Europe, we may see a smaller Tesla. But that will take at least four more years, if not longer than that. Considering current market trends, that is very unlikely.
5 - Tesla Classic Sports Car
Classic is the way you call old cars classy. That said, a classic would need to be old. What Budget Direct aimed to say here was that they would love to see a nostalgic sports cars from Tesla. This one is inspired by the Jaguar E-Type. Honestly, we do not see the point. The first Roadster will probably become a classic. The second generation will be a head-turner and a strong candidate for the classification in 30 years. We'll have to wait.
6 - Tesla Utility Vehicle
This concept would not be something unexpected. If you think it through, it is an ATV for more people with bullbars. Depending on how the Tesla Quad’s sales go, this utility vehicle could follow sometime later.
8 - Tesla City Transit Bus
This vehicle is not only likely. It is part of the “Master Plan, Part Deux,” as Mark Kane reminded us. This is what Tesla says about buses:
“In addition to consumer vehicles, there are two other types of electric vehicle needed: heavy-duty trucks and high passenger-density urban transport. Both are in the early stages of development at Tesla and should be ready for unveiling next year. We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.
With the advent of autonomy, it will probably make sense to shrink the size of buses and transition the role of bus driver to that of fleet manager. Traffic congestion would improve due to increased passenger areal density by eliminating the center aisle and putting seats where there are currently entryways, and matching acceleration and braking to other vehicles, thus avoiding the inertial impedance to smooth traffic flow of traditional heavy buses. It would also take people all the way to their destination. Fixed summon buttons at existing bus stops would serve those who don't have a phone. Design accommodates wheelchairs, strollers and bikes.”
Apparently, Tesla buses will only emerge with full-self driving capability. And they will be much smaller than the one this rendering represents. If that helps us have better public transportation, so be it. It will certainly be cleaner.
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