The president of Tesla in China has confirmed, albeit indirectly, that the Tesla Model 2 that will cost less than $ 25,000 will be manufactured in China and, from there, be exported to the rest of the world.
If with the Tesla Model 3 the American firm has sat a chair, it is expected that with the next launch the impact of its arrival will enjoy a caliber similar to that seen with the saloon. The Tesla compact is making a splash, and we know very little about it. However, it has been confirmed that its commercialization will be global.
Still distant from its presentation, in the best of cases, almost a year, the hypothetical Tesla Model 3 is already making headlines. The last time we talked about it in Hybrids and Electric it was based on some renderings that showed the design line that the new electric compact from Elon Musk’s firm could follow.
Now it has been because of a statement by the head of the American firm in China, for whom Tesla’s future electric compact takes center stage. In an interview with Xinhua Net and echoed by Electrek, the president of Tesla in China, Tom Zhu, has confirmed that the electric compact will originate in the research and development (R&D) center of the American firm. on Chinese soil. A center that is, as mentioned, in an advanced state of progress.
The Chinese manager commented in the interview, which can be seen on YouTube: “This R&D center is Tesla’s first outside the United States. The research and development center has all the necessary disciplines, which include design. the vehicle, vehicle engineering, vehicle development, vehicle testing, etc. We expect it to be operational around the middle of this year. “
Several speculations have been forged around the rumors of Tesla’s electric car, among them that this Tesla R&D center would have as its birthplace. And just this aspect seems to have been confirmed by President Tom Zhu, who continued to comment: “With this center, we will create very good conditions for our R&D engineers to work towards our ultimate goal. The ultimate goal has been mentioned on many public occasions. In the future, we want to design, develop and produce an original model in China. It will be manufactured here and sold all over the world. “
It thus confirmed, and although indirectly, that Tesla’s Model 2 will be developed and manufactured in China for the rest of the markets. Like the rest of the range, made up of the Model 3, Model Y, Model X, and Model S, the Tesla electric compact will have global marketing. The most optimistic voices speak of a presentation date that will take place around the end of the year, although it is true that even if it is presented for such dates, Tesla usually delays its commercial outputs one year or another.
The CEO of the firm, Elon Musk, spoke about him for the first time during the last “Battery Day” of Tesla, where he stated that Tesla will launch a car that would start from $ 25,000 and that it will also have fully autonomous driving technology. A price that in our country will translate to just over 20,000 euros for the access version.