Tesla Model Y
Tesla a week ago purchased a plot of land near Shanghai to build its Chinese plant. The plant, which will be 100 percent owned by Tesla and have the capacity to build 250,000 vehicles annually initially, will start off building the Model 3 and upcoming Model Y. The information was detailed in a filing by the environmental assessment firm conducting a feasibility study for the project, Reuters reported Wednesday. A timeline for the start of production of Tesla cars in China is yet to surface. Production of the Model 3 is already underway at Tesla's plant in California. The Model Y, a small...
Tesla just teased a cloaked car, is it the Model Y?
Tesla has released a hype video to show off the big things it has in store this year and in the near future. While the video's pleasant enough to watch, observers will note a teased vehicle around the 0:15 mark. Of course, it leads us to wonder: is the vehicle shown the Model Y crossover? The...Sean Szymkowski
Tesla pushes back start of Model Y production to 2020, says new plant needed
Tesla's next model bound for production is the Model Y, a small SUV related to the Model 3. The company released a teaser for the vehicle last June and at the time promised a launch date in 2019. However, CEO Elon Musk said during Tesla's first quarter earnings call Wednesday that production of the...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Tesla reverts to using Model 3 platform for Model Y electric SUV
Tesla CEO Elon Musk surprised many in May when he said the upcoming Model Y small SUV would be based on a next-generation platform, and not the Model 3’s “Gen 3” design as had been planned since at least 2012. He’s since revealed that Tesla will revert to its original plan...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Tesla Model Y to feature new platform, falcon wing doors
It seems a day doesn't go by without Tesla hinting at its next big plans as a company. Most recently, Tesla CEO Elon Musk dropped a few nuggets of information surrounding the elusive Model Y during an earnings call. We've known about the Model Y for some time, but the rumor mill has subsequently...Sean Szymkowski
Musk confirms Model 3-based Model Y SUV, Model X-based van
Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk has fleshed out some of the plans he alluded to in his overarching “master plan” announced on July 20. In the original post on Tesla’s blog, Musk made mention of Tesla’s long-term goal to expand into more segments including those of...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk may have inadvertently announced the name of the electric car company’s planned fifth model, believed to be a high-riding, hatch-like car similar to the Model X but based on a third-generation platform debuting in the Model 3 small sedan due out in 2017. In a recent Twitter post, Musk made mention of a vehicle called the Model Y. But almost immediately after making the post he removed it, leading to speculation that this was more than just a typo. The story comes via Tech Insider (via Green Car Reports), which has a screen capture of Musk's deleted...