Elon Musk Promises To Launch The Tesla Model Y In Production In Early 2020
Last week Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk told the production of the Tesla Model Y electric crossover would start in early 2020, the Auto Express reports.
This is a small vehicle based on the Tesla Model 3 platform, with an estimated cost of 40,000-50,000 dollars.
The place of production of the new model has not been selected yet, it will not be the factory in Fremont, USA, according to Musk. The Californian facility is loaded and is not well for the mass production of the Tesla electric SUV.
To fulfill the promise and launch the new model in production in early 2020, Tesla will have to buy a plant, rather to construct a new one. A production site, where sedans are currently assembled, may be used, although switching to SUV production may lead to attendant difficulties.
Whatever it is, Musk optimistically has promised to decide on the Tesla Model Y production place not later than the fourth quarter of this year. As rumored, it could be a plant in China, because the country is the world leader in electric vehicle sales.
The head of the company had to admit that the rejection of the good old traditions of the automobile industry in favor of automation led to problems with quality and production slowdown.
For example, in April, the Model 3 output reached 2,270 units per week. This is much less than the 5,000, which, according to Musk, will lead to positive financial results.
Photo: 2018 Tesla Model 3