Submitted by TeslaCrush on April 13, 2013
Tesla and Toyota have a respectable working relationship. I keep thinking of an electric version of the Scion FR-S (I know it is already a joint venture with Subaru, but ???). Currently the car sells starting at $25K, it is very popular, well built and weighs around 2700 lbs. Assuming a 40 to 50 kw/hr battery and the smaller motor 235 ish hp. The car should still come in around 3000 lbs, 200 miles per charge and a sub 6 second 0-60, for just shy of $40K ??? Who knows, Tesla might be able to manufacture them in house too, with their equipment. Could be a nice interim while waiting for the Gen III.