2025 Tesla Model 2 – Tesla’s “baby Tesla”, as it was originally announced by the company in 2020, may have been put on hold while Elon Musk admits this during Tesla’s Earnings call 2021. But that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. Musk said that Musk is not currently working on a $25,000 compact electric vehicle. We will eventually. We have too many things right now. He said that “at some time there will be.”
Our illustration partner created a speculative rendering that shows the first attempt of the automaker in the compact hatchback segment. It has not been officially named yet. It is commonly referred to by the Tesla Model 2, although some suggest the Model C moniker. Tesla has yet to reveal details about the upcoming EV. This will be its entry-level model. One visual reference we have to a Tesla hatchback comes from a sketch that was shown in 2020 during a call for submissions about a new model made in China. Elon Musk also stated that he would launch the Tesla market within three years. This was originally 2023. He also gave an estimated price. Despite the fact that it is unlikely that this will happen, delays in other projects like the Cybertruck make it doubtful that a Tesla Electric Vehicle (EV), compact, will be available before 2024. For now, we’ll be using a hypothetical 2025MY for illustration.
2025 Tesla Model 2 Redesign
According to our speculative renderings, the new Tesla may have a five-door body design with a coupe-style roofline. Large-diameter tires could also be included. This compact hatchback could borrow many design elements from the Model 3 or Model Y, such as a similar window line, pop-up door handles, a grilleless front face, a panoramic roof and LED headlights mounted on the front fenders. The baby Tesla may inherit crossover styling cues from the SUV that Tesla is planning to make.
Tesla’s minimalistic interior design will likely be kept. It features a large infotainment display in portrait orientation. Thanks to the dedicated EV architecture, there will be plenty of room for passengers and luggage. The interior also has a two-box silhouette and a small bonnet. While Tesla could have included the yoke steering or strange shifting mechanism in the Model S / Model X earlier this year, it is more likely that they will choose something mainstream.
2025 Tesla Model 2 Price & Release Date
The compact hatchback, if Tesla keeps its $25,000 base price promise, will be less expensive than its main competitors in this segment. It will also be smaller EVs like the European-market Peugeot e208 or Honda e superminis. At this price, it will be the same cost as ICE-powered C-Segment hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Golf. This is the start of a new era. The 4,680 Tesla batteries will power the model. They are expected to cut production costs by half and offer a longer range than traditional batteries. Elon Musk stated that the minimum acceptable range of a Tesla product should not exceed 250 miles (402km). This seems reasonable for an entry-level Tesla model and is one of the most competitive in the compact segment.
Baby Tesla will be available in higher-end versions that have longer ranges. This could match the Model 3 Long Range’s 352 mile (566km) travel distance. The performance-oriented model will come with more powerful dual-electric engines that can produce hot hatch-shaming power. The most up-to-date ADAS tech will be available to high-end trims, including Tesla’s Autopilot. It is not likely that the model will become fully autonomous as Elon Musk had hoped for decades ago. At the Shangai Gigafactory, China, the first Tesla compact hatchbacks will be produced. This will be for local exports as well as the global market. According to reports, Tesla could make the first compact hatchback in Germany at its Shangai Gigafactory or in the USA for North America. It would be eligible for $12,500 in incentives to localize EV production. Tesla must allow workers in its US factory to join a labor union. We have updated the story to reflect announcements made during Tesla’s Earnings Call for Quarter 4, 2021, and 2022 in Jan 2022. Musk stated that Tesla had placed the $25,000 EV development at hol.