Tesla Model 2, the never-seen electric car that is expected to sweep sales

Door opening system. They slide out and scissor open, like those on a supercar.

The electric cars that are going to sweep sales in 2022 are here. And meanwhile, we are still waiting for the most long-awaited of all. Elon Musk, the entrepreneur who anticipates the future, tweeted in 2018 that they were starting work on a new electric vehicle, a mini car that an adult could fit into. Of the car, for now, everything is speculation: only its price is known: 25,000 dollars. Two years after that tweet, on the occasion of Battery Day, its price became official and since then, designers and Tesla fans have ventured how it could be the cheapest car of the American brand, but there is still no design that reveals its shapes. The truly affordable Tesla EV: the Tesla Model 2 or Tesla mini car, or also called the Tesla of 25,000 dollars (22,128 euros) is expected but it is not known what it is like or how it will be.

Vivid eyes, short overhangs and an arched cabin. Designer Jean François Hubert imagines the Tesla Model 2 like this: like a kind of Model 3 but shrunk.

And to also get an idea of what the Model 2 could be, The Clunker Junker website has made a series of recreations of what, according to them, the small car will be.

“It’s the Tesla we really want to see, the mythical $25,000 supermini, the real Tesla for the masses. And because we can’t wait for Musk to make up his mind, we conceptualized a Tesla mini car with all the unique quirks you’d expect from the force plus.” disruptive in the automotive industry since Henry Ford invented the assembly line,” they explain.

As can be seen in the images, it has four seats and two doors. The second row is accessed with some ease thanks to the opening system of its doors: they slide out and open in the form of scissors, like those of a supercar. In addition, the front seats are moved to the front to leave even more space.

Inside, Tesla minimalism with a large central screen from which to control the vast majority of vehicle functions, including autonomous driving. Interior made with recyclable and sustainable materials derived from hemp fiber, or cork stoppers.

In addition, the passenger compartment appears more spacious thanks to the wide panoramic glass roof, which, as it lacks an upper windshield frame, achieves a feeling of greater spaciousness.

According to its “creator”, this Tesla Model 2 has a range of 402 kilometers. It can also reach a top speed of 177 km/h and go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds.

The Palo Alto compact continues to be a project governed by absolute confidentiality. In which its greatest asset, for now, is its price, for an electric car, of course.

It is expected that by 2022 its reserve will be available and partially finance its production. The Tesla Model 2 is the response of the North American manufacturer to democratize the electric car and its name is not yet official. It is also speculated that it will finally be baptized as Tesla Model C or Tesla Model Q. A model called to rival, among others, the Volkswagen ID.3, the ID.4, or the Opel Astra-e.

Interestingly, the Tesla Model 3, which costs 46,990 euros, is the best-selling electric car in Spain and also in Europe and throughout the world and with the Model 2 it is expected to sweep sales. In Spain it is followed by the Kia e-Niro, the Renault Zoe and the Dacia Spring.

The American sedan, with 2,841 units registered until December 22, costs 46,990 euros in Spain (39,900 with the aid of Moves III). The Californian sedan practically doubles the second best-selling electric model in Spain, the Kia e-Niro (1,659 units), and triples the Volkswagen ID.4 (935) and the Volkswagen ID.3 (857).