Tesla Model M Rendering Brings Minimalism to Minivans

"S3XY CARS" - we knew Tesla was going to spell out something like that with its full lineup, which will soon include the Cybertruck, ATV, and Semi. But there's no reason for them to stop there, right?
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Photo: Kleber Silva
Tesla Model M Rendering Brings Minimalism to Minivans
I mean, some people want an electric bike, and we can't forget the old staple of the American auto industry, the minivan. Following last week's reveal of the all-new Toyota Sienna, people-movers are back under the spotlight.

Toyota chose to make the new model only available with a hybrid powertrain. It's a small engine with not a lot of power, while rivals from Honda or Chrysler do offer more.

But as EVs are the ultimate form of green transportation, wouldn't we be better off with a Tesla minivan instead? We think so, and this type of vehicle is ideally suited for the powertrain.

Vans are long, so there's a lot of room between the wheels for a high-capacity battery. Also, you can get away with only one electric motor, which would improve the efficiency of the product. Minivans are generally smooth and aerodynamic, so they already fit the Tesla design language.

Tesla has already tried offering a 7-seat option on multiple vehicles but always fails to make the last row comfortable. In addition, we feel that America's soccer moms and dads would benefit from a relaxing minimalist interior or the added safety of Autopilot.

We've always thought the old Sienna looked like a Tesla, but this Model M rendering by Kleber Silva actually appears to be based on the Pacifica. The thing that really gets our attention is the rear door layout. Easy access is important, but especially so if you're trying to put a child seat in the back. Gullwing doors are fine too, but only if they keep working and don't cost a small fortune to repair.
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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