Originally Posted by thecadman99
I wonder why they don't use a less-powerful motor to extend the range/lessen the price.
I mean do we really need to get to 60 in under 5 seconds?
Nevermind... I forgot the audience to whom I'm speaking...
Tesla's marketing strategy is to go after the luxury car buyer. The less powerful, less range, less money market is covered by the Volt and Leaf.
That said, if Tesla made a 3 series size model that had a 200 mile range with a net cost of $40K, I'd be very interested.