Friday, 08 October 2021 22:27

Tesla’s Elon Musk Drives Nail in Coffin of ‘Model 2’ Moniker

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati


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Very few details have been shared about Tesla’s upcoming $25,000 electric car.

CEO Elon Musk has noted the vehicle would be Tesla’s most difficult endeavor yet, and based on his previous comments, it appears the upcoming EV would also be equipped with batteries that have an iron-based cathode. 


More recently, Musk effectively killed speculations about the vehicle being named the “Model 2," which emerged among the EV community due to the upcoming car taking the position below the Model 3 in terms of size and price.


According to Musk, however, there is no such vehicle as a “Model 2,” and that’s that. 
“Yeah, ‘Model 2’ is not a car. There’s no ‘Model 2.’ The ‘3’ means ‘E.’ So we were going to call it the ‘Model E’ but then, Ford threatened to sue us, so we said, ‘Well, let’s call it the Model 3.’ So it’s S, 3, X, (and) Y,” Musk said during the recently held Annual Shareholders Meeting. 


This is not the first time Musk has directly denied the “Model 2” name. In early September, reports emerged the company had conducted an all-hands meeting among its employees, and during the event, Musk reportedly discussed the upcoming compact electric car. 


Individuals who were part of the meeting said Musk was considering the idea of releasing the $25,000 compact car without a steering wheel or physical pedals. Musk also reportedly said...

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