Tesla is giving up on S E X. Well the E anyway.
It’s been known for a long time that Tesla was looking to make a more affordable model that would cost around $35,000, come with a battery capable of going about 200 miles and be about 20 percent smaller than the Model S.
Most thought it was going to be the Model E, since Tesla put in for that trademark.
But a search of Tesla’s various trademarks found that the E had been jettisoned. We don’t know what it will be called, but it does appear that the already in-production Model S and the forthcoming Model X will not have a Model E to complete the ménage a trois.
Tesla confirmed it is “no longer pursuing the Model E trademark,” but they haven’t released any specifics about what the new car might be named instead.
The first prototype of the unnamed car is due next year, and it might come in grey, but alas, it won’t be “50 Shades of Grey.”
Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele will have to settle for a different kind of Tesla to whip up their next sexcapades in.