Elon Musk has said it wants to launch a Model Y as soon as possible
At the meeting, the company's management Tesla August 2 its chief executive Elon Musk said that the upcoming electric crossover Model Y will appear on the market sooner than planned. This is partly due to the fact that the new Model the Y will use the same platform on which to build a Model 3.
"After my management team will bring me out of this madness, it is planned to start using the Y platform for Model Model 3 for a more rapid withdrawal of the new model on the market" - quoted by Elon Musk portal The Verge.
The source also reports that Musk still refuses to use the new model 12-volt battery, as in other models of the Tesla, to reduce the amount of wiring and the acceleration of the production process. Most likely, Model Y will borrow some of the features of other models. It is primarily a question of the doors "gull-wing", which are used in an expensive crossover Model X. However, using the same platform on different models and is more scope for automation, speed up and reduce the cost of production. Tesla company as soon as possible to release a new Model Y, if it is to reach the goal of 1 million cars produced and sold in 2020. Earlier, Musk has already noted that the Model Y is unlikely to see production until the end of 2019 - beginning of 2020. Therefore, the recent statements made can be considered as an indicator that the company really wants to soon bring a new model to the market.
In the second quarter, Tesla delivered 22,026 electric Model S and Model X. The total figure for the current year is 47 077 electric vehicles.