• Feb 17, 2008


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With its long-awaited Roadster now heading into production, Tesla is lifting its gaze to the horizon, which may not be all that distant. In a recent interview with CNET, Tesla co-founder Elon Musk revealed that the company will have the design for the anticipated Whitestar electric sedan finalized within this year's second quarter, and have a functional prototype ready before the end of the year.

Musk also confirmed that the electric sedan, whose name could very well change (probably to something that sounds less like a Ford minivan) before it hits the market, will be priced in the $50-60k range, and be produced – likely in Albuquerque, New Mexico – in annual runs of 10,000-20,000 units.

[Source: CNET via AutoblogGreen]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      the car looks great. if anyone at tesla is reading this page...i redesigned a prius platform on paper, that id like to see put to use on the tesla models. i can promise an all electric car, with unlimited range that never needs to be "re-charged" or "plugged in". my design would make the car about 40lbs heavier, but would otherwise not change the apperance of the car at all. lets talk, i love to have this design put to use in future tesla models.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the name "Tesla" It honors the man that practically invented the 20th century, this car will be the end of the "oil wars". I don't think there has to be a carmaker "Bailout" . We need a clean slate, Let them go away. Bottom line.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Here, I'll sell you a computer case and mail you the parts individually later.

      Progress!
      • 6 Years Ago
      It might sound like the name of a Ford minivan but clearly they lifted it from "Babylon 5".

      Keeping the name would be a boneheaded move though. ;-)
        • 6 Years Ago
        It could also be a reference to the shipping company that owned and operated, among other ships, the Titanic.

        Of course, that would be deeply stupid marketing, so I'll bet on the B5 reference.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow. Never did i think I'd see a Babylon-5 reference on Autoblog. You are to be either commended or beaten, I can't decide which.