Tesla recently revealed its vision of becoming a transportation solution for the broader market when it revealed the sequel to its master plan. After completing the Model Y, a compact SUV based on the Model 3 chassis, and a minibus based on the Model X, the company will conclude CEO Elon Musk’s mission to add S-E-X-Y to its growing portfolio of electric vehicles. However, one segment was not talked about in the plan – a minivan, claims Teslarati.
How would a Tesla minivan be?
TopSpeed came up with a phenomenal version of a minivan that catches an outline substance of what Tesla is known for. The sliding doors associated with the minivans are brought back and have been Tesla-fied. TopSpeed envisions a mechanism whereby support tracks for the doors would be covered up inside the interior door panel. A thin section of the door panel would curve open while opening the doors, uncovering a track that keeps running along a pivot covered up in the C-pillar, the report notes
Tesla’s recent declaration of a 100 kWh battery for the world’s fastest acceleration car means the minivan would be fast too and could have a range of 315 miles per single charge. The vehicle would be embellished with many interior pleasantries, and there will be cup holders too, the report says.
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Since it was a Tesla minivan, TopSpeed designed it with plenty of passenger room. Similar to the Model X, the minivan will have space for seven travelers in a conventional 2+2+3 minivan seating array. By foraying into this segment, Tesla has a chance to benefit from a segment where minivan sales exceeded 500,000 units in 2015 in the U.S., noted Teslarati.
Tesla’s next vehicle
Speaking of Tesla’s next vehicle, Green Car Reports conducted a survey asking users, “What should #Tesla’s next vehicle be after the Model 3 sedan + Model Y SUV?” Based on the responses, Green Car Reports found that a pickup truck is the most popular option with 50% of the respondents in its favor.
The next most popular choice was a Model 3 hatchback with 27% of the votes, while a Model 3 convertible won only 11% votes. Also 15% of the respondents wanted Tesla to replace its first car, the Roadster.
At 9:41 a.m. Eastern, Tesla shares were up 0.35% at $221.75. Year to date, the stock is down almost 7%, while in the last year, it is down more than 1%. The stock has a 52-week high of $271.57 and a 52-week low of $141.05.