New 2026 Tesla Model 2 Release Date, Price, Specs, Features, Latest News! Tesla Model 2 is probably the best-known name for Tesla’s rumored and highly-anticipated compact EV – a $25,000 vehicle for an affordable price. A variety of names, such as “Model 2,” “Model Q,” and “Model C,” spread on the internet due to the excitement of Tesla fans and enthusiasts.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the Model 2 will not be produced during the 2021 annual shareholder meeting. The Model 2 isn’t a car. It doesn’t exist. Musk said this verbatim.
Is Tesla Making a Model 2?
Tesla has been giving hints about the planning and creation of the Tesla small electric vehicle (EV) through talks, interviews, company slides, and public films. But the Tesla Master Plan Part 3 video was the most solid evidence that the Tesla Tiny EV was being made. The plan’s papers and presentation showed that Tesla is working on three fresh offerings:
- Vehicles with a compact size
- Vans for passengers or commercial use
- The bus
Based on the pictures and numbers from the public Tesla appearance, the unknown small Tesla car will fall below the “midsize” Model 3 and Model Y. Tesla says that “compact” vehicles make up the most significant piece of the world car pie (about 47% of the total number of vehicles sold). This is when Tesla’s smallest electric vehicle (EV) will compete.
When will the Tesla Model 2 come out?
Musk teased one of the two products Tesla is currently building at Tesla’s annual shareholder meeting in 2023. In the teaser image, we see what appears to be the side profile silhouette of a vehicle that looks nothing like a passenger van or a bus, probably the Tesla compact electric vehicle.
According to Elon Musk’s official announcements and teasers, the Tesla Model Q, Model C, Model 2, or whatever Elon Musk calls the company’s upcoming compact EV – may be unveiled mid-2024 before the annual shareholders meeting. The Tesla compact EV could launch by mid-2026 if the design is revealed. However, it is Tesla. This prediction is not to be held to.
Tesla Model 2 Design
According to early sketches and teasing pictures from the American EV maker, the Tesla Tiny EV will be a crossover SUV smaller, shorter, and narrower than the present Tesla Model Y.
Tesla Model 2 Battery Capacity
Tesla’s upcoming compact electric vehicle will feature a 53-kWh battery pack, according to the Tesla Master Plan Part 3 presentation. Based on the current Tesla Model 3 base trim, the battery pack has a capacity of 50.4 kWh.
Tesla Model 2 Range
It is expected that Tesla’s compact EV will have a range of 300 miles and a fuel economy rating of 140+ MPGe, depending on the production model’s size and weight. The base model of the 2023 Tesla Model 3 is estimated to have a range of 272 miles and a fuel economy rating of 132 miles per gallon equivalent.
Tesla Model 2 Price
In 2018, Elon Musk suggested that a $25,000 Tesla could be possible. Fans of Tesla and electric vehicles have kept this price in their minds ever since. The COVID-19 outbreak and ensuing global recession happened before Musk made his statement. Considering what has happened recently, it wouldn’t be strange if the future Tesla tiny EV began at roughly $30,000.
Tesla Cybertruck, for instance, was initially priced below $40,000. The Tesla website no longer displays this low starting price for the Cybertruck. Tesla’s cheapest model, the Model 3 2023, starts at $40,240 today. Model 3’s compact size would not make sense to price it higher than Cybertruck’s more extensive and robust size. It is still possible, however, to expect the $25,000 Tesla compact electric vehicle to arrive soon.