For electric vehicles to have a real impact on air quality, they would need to succeed in multiple segments of the market. In other words, we’d have to see electric pickups as well as luxury SUVs and smaller sedans. Tesla CEO Elon Musk acknowledged as much when he laid out the second half of the company’s ambitious master plan in 2016.
Musk stated the need for (among other products) “heavy-duty trucks and high passenger-density urban transport” running on electricity. He even said that a few examples are already in the works at Tesla, and that they would be ready to reveal them to the public in 2017. Naturally, you don’t want to hold your breath or set the date in stone, but it gets you thinking about the possibilities for EVs.
With that in mind, we came up with 10 vehicles Tesla could produce in the next decade, many of which Musk has either suggested or confirmed in his speeches and blog posts. As for the rest, we imagined what direction a successful EV maker might take into the 2020s. The future certainly looks intriguing.