By 2017 Elon Musk has promised that Tesla Motors will roll out an electric sedan with a 200-mile range and a price of around $35,000. Designed to compete with the BMW 3-series and Mercedes C-Class, a recent trademark application for the name “Model E” may indicate the name of this new, mass-market sedan.
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When Tesla Motors got its start, it offered for sale just a single vehicle; the Lotus Elise-based Tesla Roadster. The Roadster model, and name, has been retired, though CEO Elon Musk has already suggested that it will return. And when the two-seat electric sports car makes a comeback, it will be called the Tesla Model R.