Again, here is another article that says it's around $30,000, which is wrong, it's $35,000. If they use E for Economy, everyone better be ready for the nay-sayers to say that's wrong and they are manipulating the term. I'm assuming they would be using the term like for an airplane, meaning general/everyone, but not everyone can afford a $35,000. I'm not going to get on my soap box again, but they are playing with fire here. Now if the price was in the mid to high 20s, that would make sense.
Where would you draw the line? Many people can't afford a $20,000 car either. $35,000 compared to the $80,000 or so Model S seems like an economy car. It is all relative. There will always be naysayers no matter what they do so no need to worry about that.
I think auto companies like coming up with letters that sound good - and may or may not mean anything. S - could be Sedan or could be like the S class of Mercedes. E could be Economy/Everyone/Excellent or E class like of Mercedes. I suspect it is the latter.
Yeah, I kind of agree with this. Nobody asks what the S and E stand for with Mercedes, although they did originally stand for something: E for Einspritzmotor (fuel injected) and S for Sonderklasse (special class). However, I'm really surprised that it isn't the Model C, since it will be competing with the C class (as far as I know, the C doesn't stand for anything, it's just part of the A-class, B-class, C-class progression). Or if you go by Euro-segments, then Gen III is more likely to be a D segment than an E segment. There's always a chance that this trademark isn't in fact for the Gen III, but something else. I assume they have a grand naming scheme in mind, but it's hard to say what it is.
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/show...-need-to-find-a-better-name-for-it-quot/page8it will not be called the Model E. “I was joking when I said ‘Model E,’” Musk told Wired...
Ha-ha. That would be a helluva thing for sure.Are you buying them now at $165,000,000 or do you expect TSLA to tank sometime before the GenIII reveal? :tongue: