Tesla plans a strong expansion thanks to the 450 million obtained from the U.S. Department of Energy. And in fact scheduled for 2016 debut of an economic model, priced less than $ 30,000, which will allow Tesla to substantially increase production.
Compared with 1000 units planned for the Roadster and 20,000 copies of its promising Model S, Tesla wants to reach the 100,000 units with the new project, also characterized by the only power supply. Obviously this would also have to compete directly with major manufacturers in the world who are working hard to propose their own solutions, whether electric, hybrid plug-in, EREV. Tesla could also face competition of Fisker, equally concerned to increase the numbers of production with a hybrid middle class.