Tesla Mini-Car, a cheap electric car designed for the city

Years ago, specifically in 2018, Elon Musk announced that Tesla will expand the range of current models with a vehicle designed for the city, designing around the dimensions of an adult person. This model would occupy a lower-than-expected $ 25,000 Tesla market segment, which is being developed at the design and development center built alongside Giga Shanghai in China.

Also known as Baby-Tesla it’s a completely different concept. In fact, Elon Musk himself was in charge of making it known through a tweet, where he confirmed that the company was working on that vehicle, although little or nothing has been known about the development of this program since the announcement.

The announcement of this «mini-car“As Musk himself called it, it was made after a year of the start of the Model 3 production, and long before (two years) that the $ 25,000 Tesla.

$ 25,000 Tesla and Baby Tesla

When 2021 is about to end, what is known for sure is that the $ 25,000 Tesla is under development at the new and advanced R&D center based in Shanghai, very close to where the Model 3 and Model Y are still being produced in large numbers MIC (made in China), which feed the demand of the Asian giant and exports to Europe until the Giga Berlin begins to operate.

Now, drawing inspiration from the master lines of the Tesla range, the team at The Clunker Junker has created a series of renders conceptual that allow to imagine the minicar announced by Elon musk in 2018.In response to the vision of the CEO of Tesla, who with his famous tweet described a car capable of «squeeze an adult»For use in the city, the proposal tries to reproduce the idea behind this project.

Tesla Mini-Car

Key aspects of the Mini-Tesla

Until the Model C or this one arrive mini-car, the cheapest Tesla you can buy in the US market is the Model 3 Standard Range Plus, which is around $ 36,940 (32,732 euros) before applying federal tax incentives. In Spain the cheapest model in the Tesla range is the Model 3 Rear Wheel Drive of 46,990 euros, before you help.

As cheaper alternatives arrive in the Tesla universe, a series of conceptual images of the Model A have been proposed, to give it a household name.l Baby-Tesla, inspired by the styling of the Model Y SUV, but reduced to the concept of a Smart.

Pictures show a Tesla Model A with scissor doors, four seats, and a full glass canopy. The proposal of The Clunker Junker present an electric car, not official, which has sparked public interest in this idea.

Tesla Mini-Car

Urban focus with Tesla features

The proposal is a very small two-door car that can accommodate four people on board as many individual seats. Like any Tesla worth its salt, it has a minimalist cockpit and the typical 13 ”central touchscreen that serves as a user interface and control center for all onboard functions.

The distinctive features of Tesla would remain compressed in this electric mini-car, which would not give up the panoramic roof and a coupe-like line. This proposal is smaller than the rest of the range, but without compromising the interior space.

The maximized wheelbase and nearly non-existent overhangs promise ample room for four adults, while the forward-designed instrument panel improves legroom at the front.

The discreet interior features a sliding center console with plenty of covered storage and wireless charging for two smartphones.

Tesla Mini-Car

The specifications of this mini-Tesla proposed by the authors of this design would be:

Autonomy: 400 kms
Maximum speed: 177 km / h
0-100 km / h 5 seconds

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