Report: Tesla planning new Roadster, Model S Convertible, 3 Series sized EV

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The Tesla Model S sedan will finally hit showrooms early next year. According to new reports, the Cali-based electric automaker is also working on a successor to the Roadster and a rival to the BMW 3 Series.

The Tesla Model S is likely to be followed by convertible variant and will also spawn a crossover known as the Model X, which is due next year as well. CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the company is also planning a new Roadster for 2014, which will no longer be based on a Lotus.

“Bob Lutz has said the Roadster prompted General Motors to do the Chevrolet Volt,” Musk said emphasizing the importance of the Roadster. “We’re trying to change the industry.”

The new Tesla Roadster will use the company’s third-generation platform, he said. “This platform will spawn a range of cars in the next four to five years. “It’ll be a more mass-market platform for cars like a 3-series as well as the new Roadster. These cars will supplement the Model S range.”

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoCar