Tesla could bring compact car to Europe

PARIS — U.S. electric motor vehicle maker Tesla is searching at growing in Europe by entering the mass-market place section with a compact vehicle, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday.

“Maybe in Europe it would make feeling to do, I guess, a compact auto, possibly a hatchback or something like that,” Musk told a European online conference on batteries hosted by the German federal government.

“In the U.S., the cars are likely to be even bigger for personal taste explanations,” he reported. “In Europe, (they) tend to be more compact.”

Musk said he experienced had some issues parking his 5-meter long Tesla Product X car or truck in German capital Berlin.

“I was driving a Product X all around Berlin and we experienced really a bit of trouble locating a parking area the place we could suit,” he mentioned.

The California-centered automaker at this time sells 4 auto designs which include its mid-sized Model 3 sedan and medium-sized Product Y sport-utility automobile.

All its motor vehicles are many tens of centimeters for a longer time than Volkswagen’s Golfing car or truck, the European reference in compact sedans.

On a world degree, Tesla is also thanks to marketplace its new “Cybertruck” pickup within two a long time.

(Reporting by Leigh Thomas and Gilles Guillaume Producing by Matthieu Protard Modifying by Jan Harvey)

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