Could does not equal will, but at least Tesla CEO Elon Musk is admitting that a 500-mile electric vehicle is possible and “quite soon” too.
In an interview with Auto Express (full interview here), Tesla CEO Elon Musk was asked the following question:
How far will a battery-powered car be able to go?
The response by Musk is as follows:
“It will be possible to have a 500-mile range car. In fact we could do it quite soon, but it would increase the price. Over time you could expect to have that kind of range.”
Would there be sufficient demand for an expensive 500-mile electric? Hmm…
Musk was asked on more question that we’ll highlight here:
What about a hybrid Tesla?
“We’ll always be pure electric. We’re going to keep improving battery technology and even with Model 3 we’ll expect a range of over 200 miles with a price of around $35,000.”
Follow the link below for the full interview with Elon Musk.
Source: Auto Express