Tesla to bring out CUV in 2013, other vehicles in 2014

Tesla is quickly turning into a legitimate automaker with a full line of vehicles. It already has the sports car and soon a sedan, but now we’re hearing that there are more autos coming include a CUV (crossover utility vehicle) in the pipeline for 2013. First, however, the company needs to get the Model S out the door before it moves onto the crossover.

It only makes sense for Tesla to move onto bigger and more beefy platforms. The company had great success with the simple formula of stuffing a bunch of batteries onto a Lotus frame. Just think what could be done with more space on a truck or body-on-frame platform. Simply throwing more batteries at the powerplant is crude but effective solution for longer range and more power.

The CUV is only the beginning apparently, too. More vehicles are said to be announced for the 2013 and 2014 model years. Not too shabby for an automaker as young as Tesla. [autoweek via autoblog]