News Report: Tesla Model Y to Enter Production in November 2019

23:51  13 april  2018
23:51  13 april  2018 Source:   Motor Trend

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While it was believed that Tesla would construct the Model Y with the same underpinnings as the Model 3, Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that it would be based on an all-new platform and will enter production by late 2019 or in 2020.

The Model 3 production woes aside, Tesla is planning to start capital investments in Model Y production soon. With the Model Y , Tesla plans to “avoid all the pain” that they experienced with the Model 3 production ramp up.

Tesla Model Y teaser© Motor Trend Staff Tesla Model Y teaser

Tesla won't be able to capitalize on the popular compact crossover segment until November 2019. That's when the automaker intends to start production on the Model Y, according to a new report.

Speaking with two unnamed sources, Reuters says the automaker will build the crossover in Fremont, California, starting in November of next year. Two years later, Tesla will start producing copies of the Model Y in China.

Tesla confirmed the addition of the Model Y back in 2016 and sent out a teaser image of the crossover the following year. It's likely that the small crossover will borrow heavily from the Model 3, which would help Tesla achieve its ambitious timeline. According to the two sources who spoke with Reuters, Tesla could produce low volumes of the Model Y on the current Model 3 line, although producing more copies would probably require a new facility.

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But Tesla also plans to repeat it with the upcoming ‘ Model Y ’ and now a new report suggests that both vehicles could virtually dominate the global EV market early in the next decade. It would have to be relatively soon if they actually plan to start production in 2019 or sooner.

43. The Tesla Model Y electric crossover may be arriving on the market even earlier than previous reports suggested. So, production starts November 2019 , then a few months later deliveries will commence.

A Tesla spokesperson declined to comment to Motor Trend on the report. But Reuters says Tesla is now accepting preliminary bids for supplier contracts on the Model Y. It's standard to nail down suppliers at least two years before starting production, so Tesla will have to move quickly to make its timeline.

In the meanwhile, Tesla is busy rolling out the Model 3. The automaker was building 2,020 copies of the small sedan a week by the end of the first quarter, which came short of its goal to make 2,500 copies. Tesla says production will increase rapidly in the coming three months, as it hopes to make 5,000 units a week by the conclusion of the second quarter, and things are expected to pick up even more in the third quarter. Other upcoming projects that could end up straining Tesla's resources even more include a new semi-truck and a roadster.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Admits Missteps in Model 3 Production .
“Too much technology into the Model 3 all at once”The CEO says "production hell" related to the Model 3 sedan has been worse than he expected. "We got complacent about some of the things that we felt were our core technology We put too much new technology into the Model 3 all at once. This—this should have been staged," he said.

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