Elon Musk reacts to fan’s $25k Tesla compact car design

  • Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, had a surprising response to a fan’s car design
  • The compact car concept was posted on Christmas day
  • Musk didn’t hesitate to respond

Published on Jan 08, 2024 at 7:21 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Jan 09, 2024 at 1:06 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Adam Gray

Elon Musk reacts to fan’s $25k Tesla compact car design

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, had a surprising response to a fan’s design for a $25K compact EV.

Posted to X on 25 December, Tesla influencer, Teslaconomics, showcased a picture of his idea for a new car.

The caption read: “A $25,000 Tesla compact vehicle will put the nail in the coffin of legacy automakers.”

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Unsurprisingly, Musk wasn’t too bogged down by Christmas merriment to have his OOO on.

He replied with a comment on the design for the rumored sub-$30,000 EV on the same day.

While he didn’t exactly wax lyrical, his response was short, simple and pretty positive.

“Good design,” he said.

The short interaction has sparked excitement among Tesla enthusiasts.


They firmly agree that a sleek and affordable car from Tesla would have huge demand.

Tesla’s stock has not seen significant growth since the first half of 2023 – even after the launch of the Cybertruck in December and celebrity fans showcasing their new ride.

Despite this, Elon Musk ended 2023 richer than he was in 2022.

The brand is said to be looking for a new, affordable and stylish product to drive it higher.

Chinese competitors of Tesla have been successful in the domestic market with cheaper models and sales volume.

While Tesla sold a whopping 450,000+ cars in the last quarter of 2023 alone, Chinese company, BYD (Build Your Dreams), still outsold Tesla.

In 2023, BYD sold around 3 million vehicles, while Tesla ‘only’ sold 1.8 million.

These numbers are incredible, considering the EV market is still not fully developed worldwide.

China is at the forefront of EV adoption, so much so that there are streets that literally sound different since there’s no more exhaust noise.

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Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.