Tesla’s SUV dubbed the Model Y for now is to be revealed exactly one week from now.
Tesla started off with the model X SUV, launched sometime in 2015. Tesla set out with two primary goals in mind when deciding on building this SUV. Goal number one, was to build the fastest SUV in production, electric or fuel powered; and the second was to make the Model X electric SUV the first ever to score 100% in safety tests in the United States.
They accomplished this by making the SUV so fast that it does 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds. That my friend is in the realms of sports cars. This model set the stage for all other Tesla SUV’s. It turned out to be one of Tesla exceptional model electric vehicle as it was met with praises from customers and the highway vehicle standards authority passed it with spectacular colors during the crash test.
The reveal date for the Model Y was announced on twitter by CEO Elon Musk, bringing production a year earlier than originally announced. Unfortunately all we got was a glimpse of the model Y all decked out in black on black background that we could only make out the silhouette. Not that I’m complaining because this is exciting stuff guys. Just the thought of the features, bells and whistle and performance this vehicle would be packing is enough to get anyone who is familiar with Tesla cars some Goose bumps.
There are no specifics yet as to the nuts and bolts of the vehicle besides a post suggesting that the Model Y would take some of its design from the Model 3 excluding the falcon wing back doors. Being an SUV its expected to be 10% bigger than the model 3 and this will be reflected in the price.
Tesla’s Boss stated that information regarding pricing and spec will be provided at the event and Attendees will get a chance to test drive the prototype Model Y.
Super Enthusiast like MKBHD took to twitter to ask Elon if there would be videos allowed at the unveiling and test driving event to which Elon replied “Yes, anyone will be able to take videos”.
The vehicle will not go into mass production until 2020 and Telsa is working hard to ensure that there is enough resources dedicated to the production of the model Y in the Gigafactory 1 although some were of the idea that the Model Y would be built in the Gigafactory 3 but i don’t think this will be the case as the site is currently being primed and resurfaced among other things.