– Tesla model 3 could be called model E
– Fields confirmed that the carmaker is indeed working on a long-range mass-market EV.
– It is reportedly going to go into production at a new plant in Mexico in 2019.
Tesla model 3 could be called model E
On Thursday during the company’s first-quarter earnings conference call, Mashable reports that Ford CEO Mark Fields confirmed that the carmaker is indeed working on a long-range mass-market EV.
Particularly, when asked if Ford would make a car to challenge the position of Chevy Bolt and the Tesla Model 3, Fields said, “Clearly that’s something we’re developing for.” He added that Ford aims to be “among the leaders or in a leadership position” in the electrified car market.
According to an Automotive News report, the affordable 200-mile-range Ford EV could be called the “Model E.” This is more than wild rumor. Ford has a pending trademark on the moniker.
In the main time, Fields declined to give an on-sale date for the long-range EV but it is reportedly going to go into production at a new plant in Mexico in 2019.
Possibly, many people are wondering how and why Ford would tread so closely to the Tesla nomenclature. As a reminder, Tesla’s Model whatever naming template was cribbed from Ford anyhow. Lest we forget the Model T and Model A Fords.
Certainly, it is a bit sneaky for Ford to go after Tesla’s Model 3 with its own Model E, but all is fair in love and car making, let us say.