Tesla is one of the world’s most popular and famous vehicle manufacturers, often in the limelight for it’s excessive progress in dominating the electric vehicle motor industry. Tesla has built regular size vehicles and SUV’s but what if Tesla built a ‘transporting cargo’ van for the logistical market?
There are already electric vehicles are on the market today so let’s say that Tesla went ahead with the plans to manufacture a goods van, the price would need to be in the range of that of an already available electric van.
The average price of an electric van such as the Ford E-Transit 2023 is currently available on the market for around £40,000 to £50,000. That’s pretty expensive for an electric van but if Tesla was to price the van within that price range or below, it would definitely take the van market by storm. However some sources have stated that this price will be much higher and in the £60,000 to £80,000 range.
High unit prices may make Tesla money however if businesses are ordering transportation good vans from Tesla , they are less likely to go with them if they are on a budget and ordering multiple units at one time because of the high price per unit.
The battery on the Tesla Van would need to generate excessive power to move the van, especially when transporting heavy goods from one place to another.
The battery would also need to deliver capacity of long range thus reducing the amount of times the driver needs to charge the van. With a large battery the duration of time between charges would also be significantly reduced.
Vehicle features & technology
Integrated in Tesla vehicles is the ability for the vehicle to self-drive with autopilot engaged, it will be highly likely the Tesla van will have this technology integrated too.
Another major feature is the horizontal screen often coming in at around 17 inches which we are also likely to see within the van.
The all-electric Tesla van’s roof could possibly be laid out with solar panel’s or use the same technology of solar panel’s to create absorbed sunlight into electricity and power thus further reducing the time needed to charge the van at electric charging stations.