Tesla reveals Model E debut claim for 2015, not accurate

The yet to be launched entry level luxury sedan from Tesla, Model E is back in news. It was reported that the car will be showcased at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, but Tesla has confirmed that the claim is not accurate.

An interview earlier this week with Von Holzhausen, their Chief Designer, revealed that Tesla Model E will debut at the 2015 Detroit Mtor Show. This was followed by an official statement from Tesla to AutoBlog stated, “I just want to clarify the timeline has not changed and to say that the vehicle will definitively arrive in 2015 is not accurate. We have not confirmed an unveiling at Detroit Auto Show 2015 and the timeline for a consumer roll out has not changed.”

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Tesla Model E will be an entry level car from the electric car maker. It is expected to feature a design similar to Model S, though it will sport a smaller battery as compared to its larger counterpart. Despite its small size, the battery is expected to deliver a driving range of 199 miles (320 kms) which makes it on par with Model S. Tesla Model E will be more of a family car than a car in the premium segment.

Tesla Model E is reported to come in at a price of under $40,000 for its base trim due to which it will be a keen competitor to the likes of Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS and Mercedes Benz C Class.