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Tesla hatchback: everything we know so far


Everything we know about the Tesla hatchback thus far is here.

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The Tesla hatchback will mark the beginning of a new era for the company. When it comes to electric vehicles, Tesla isn’t going to be selling cars that cost more than a year’s income. Instead, it’s going to be selling a car for just $25,000.

For the most part, Tesla and CEO Elon Musk have given us a good notion of what to anticipate and when we can expect it. Until today, this is all we’ve learned about the Tesla hatchback.


Release date and price of the Tesla Hatchback

The price of the car has been revealed by Elon Musk to be $25,000. Is that the whole purchase price, or does it include Tesla’s advertised “possible savings” reduction, which reportedly incorporates federal subsidies and gas savings? It’s unclear.

To put it another way, the car’s price could go up. When you consider that the price of electric vehicles has been increasing on a regular basis due to supply chain concerns at Tesla in recent months. Nickel, a major component in many EV batteries, has risen in price, at least in part, leading to the current price increase.

As for the hatchback’s delivery date, Tesla originally stated that it will be available in 2023. Assuming the car does not fall victim to delays, something Tesla is well-versed in. It’s unlikely that the hatchback will be released in the near future, given the delays for both the Cybertruck and the Roadster.


“Not currently working on a $25K automobile” was confirmed by CEO Elon Musk. However, it seems that the manufacturer is more concerned with ramping up manufacturing of older cars, such as the production-challenged Model X, and launching the Cybertruck in the future.

The Cybertruck, Roadster, and Tesla Semi truck will all be launched in 2023, according to Musk. If there aren’t any additional supply chain delays, that’s what the plan is. The $25k hatchback is still unannounced, and it’s safe to assume we won’t see it next year.

Speculation on the performance and range of the Tesla Hatchback.

Until Tesla reveals further information regarding the powertrain, we don’t know much about the performance of the Tesla hatchback. Given the car’s price and size, it is likely that it just has one electric motor, but whether it will be front or rear wheel drive is unknown.


Rear-wheel drive appears to be the most plausible configuration, given that Tesla has yet to create a front-wheel drive vehicle.

As far as the price is concerned, we have no solid information. The Standard Range Tesla Model Y was terminated in July because it only had 244 miles of range, according to Elon Musk. “Unacceptably low” is clearly what Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks of anything less than 250.

Unless there has been a big shift in Tesla’s philosophy in the last year, we may expect at least 250 miles of range from the Tesla hatchback.


All-in-one hatchback: Battery pack and charging

It’s unclear what kind of battery capacity we may expect, but Tesla has already made some huge promises about the battery in the Hatchback. Promises that it will be powered by the new 4680 battery cells, the same cells that are expected to be used in the Tesla Cybertruck and the 2022 Model Y.

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They claim six times the power and five times the energy capacity of comparable batteries – all while slashing the price. Because of this, no other North American EV has been able to achieve the coveted $25K price tag.

Right now, the 2022 Nissan Leaf costs little over $27,000.


The hatchback’s underpinnings will be supported by the battery, which will lower the car’s weight. With the new design, Tesla estimates that the hatchback’s range would rise by an additional 14%.

Despite the fact that Tesla’s supercharger network will be compatible with this vehicle, it is not certain how fast it will be able to charge. As far as we know, all Teslas have a maximum power output of 250kW.

The Tesla hatchback’s design and characteristics are highlighted.

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The Tesla hatchback has been intentionally kept under wraps, as no design data or sketches have been released. But we should expect some form of hybrid vehicle that looks like a cross between the Model Y and a Nissan Leaf or VW ID.3hatchback .’s design.


There is a good chance the new hatchback will come equipped with the majority of the standard Tesla features, such as the company’s infotainment system and the ability to use the supercharger network.

Elon Musk has promised that the vehicle will be “totally autonomous,” thus we can assume it will use some kind of Autopilot. In our opinion, it is quite unlikely that it will be able to achieve Level 5 autonomy, in which the car does all of the work and the driver is no longer required.

According to our speculation, the automobile will be able to drive itself on highways and perhaps even city streets thanks to Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ Autopilot system. In the event that a human driver is present and ready to take control at any time.


Is it going to be called a Tesla Hatchback or something else entirely?

Because it’s smaller and less expensive than Tesla’s current entry-level car, the Model 3, several media sites have begun calling the new hatchback the “Model 2.” Tesla hasn’t officially disclosed the name of its new hatchback.

There was a chance that the Model 2 will be referred as as such, but Elon Musk has already disproved that claim. If Tesla follows its prior name rules, this isn’t likely to happen. After all, Elon Musk called his Model S through Y series after the word ‘Sexy,’ which the letters in the model name stood for.

If Ford didn’t own the rights to the moniker “Model E,” Tesla would have had to use the number 3 instead of the letter E.


However, what is the future of Elon Musk’s very infantile Tesla naming trend? This indicates that the Hatchback’s letter would have to begin a new word because Sexy is a whole word.

That is, if Tesla chooses to call the hatchback after the Tesla Roadster and not something more conventional. Tesla Hatchback, on the other hand, has a slightly different sound to it.

The Future of the Tesla Hatchback

The Tesla Hatchback has a lot of unanswered questions, but it appears like Tesla is going to deliver the same ‘Tesla experience’ in a car that is both cheaper and smaller than its current line-up. As long as the company’s many rivals follow suit and launch high-range electric vehicles at affordable prices, it’s a wonderful thing.


Of course, we’ll have to wait and see if this car arrives in 2023 as planned. Imagining what a Tesla could be is fun, but it’s frustrating when the vehicle is delayed, as has been the case with many previous Tesla models. However, we have high hopes for Tesla and are certain that they can pull this off without a hitch.

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