Tesla exec: Model 3 will be a crossover, too

Tesla Model 3

An interesting and very newsworthy tidbit was dropped by the Tesla’s chief technology officer at a conference in Washington, D.C. earlier today, according to reports: When it arrives in 2017, Tesla’s much-anticipated Model 3 will be offered in a crossover model – not just a sedan.

Model 3 is regarded in the automotive industry as the car to propel electric vehicles and Tesla towards mass market adoption. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised the car will drive 200 miles on a single charge and retail under $35,000, well below the six-figure price of the Model S, Roadster and the crossover Model X, which is on schedule to be delivered to buyers later this year.

Tesla CTO JB Straubel didn’t reveal much more in the way of Model 3 news, but did add that the company was planning cars to follow Model 3, The Verge reported.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Straubel said Tesla plans to have one million cars on the roads worldwide by 2020.

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