New electric crossover Tesla Model Y will be presented March 14
The company will introduce a new electric Tesla Model Y crossover March 14 at its headquarters in Los Angeles. This was through a page on the "Twitter," said CEO Elon Musk. The new electric vehicle will be the sixth in the lineup of the company since its inception in 2003, after Tesla Roadster, Model S, Model X, Model 3 and the new Roadster, the start of production scheduled for 2020. Also in the "Twitter" Musk shared some details about Novikov, adding that the main characteristics, as well as the exact cost of the new ektricheskogo crossover will be announced at the time of the scheduled event.
The head of the company said that the new crossover Model the Y will use about 75 percent of the elemental base, which is used in the Model 3 - the most accessible model of the company at the moment. In addition, Musk said that the new electric car will be about 10 percent more Model 3, and its cost is about 10 percent higher. Cruising at the same time, the novelty will be slightly less than the "budget" elektrosedana. In comments to the announcement of the head of Tesla also he said that the new product will not get the door to the style of "gull-wing", as in other electric SUV of Model X. Model Y will receive the usual door. However, as reported by the portal The Verge, Musk previously considered the possibility of vertical doors.
Model Y, being an SUV, is about 10% bigger than Model 3, so will cost about 10% more & have slightly less range for same battery - Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2019
For more details and prices will be announced directly at the event, said Musk. In addition, the company after the show Model Y plans to organize (by tradition) test rides trends that may indicate that it has already in the bins at least several experienced assembled prototypes of the new model. In comments to the recording Musk also said that "later this year" is going to show the Tesla electric pickup.
According to earlier information, the production of electric crossover Model Y Tesla is going to expand on Gigafactory factory located in the industrial center of the Tahoe Reno in Storey County, Nevada, USA. Presumably the new electric car will go into mass production in 2020. In addition, the company is considering the possibility of production Model Y outside the United States - at its new plant under construction Gigafactory in Shanghai, China.
The fact that the company intends to present Model Y Musk said just three days since the announcement that Tesla began producing very long-promised "Tesla Model 3 35 000 dollars." Prior to that, the cost of the least expensive version of the "budget elektrosedana" amounted to more than 40 thousand dollars. Reduce the cost of the electric company to help the transition to a new sales model: Tesla decided to abandon the sales of their electric vehicles in dealer showrooms and specialized and fully move to online sales, while reducing the plurality of operating positions. On this occasion, Musk stated that the company this was a very difficult decision, but it is allowed to enter the promised previously cost 35 000 dollars. About how it will look new electric crossover Model Y unknown. To date, the company has published only "zatravochka" in the form of black and white silhouette of future electric vehicle. However, the plans to create this car has been discussed for more than a year. The fact that the new product will be called Model Y Musk reported through the "Twitter" as early as 2015, and then quickly deleted the message. In addition, the head of Tesla for a long time could not decide whether the new crossover to share the same platform with the electric sedan Model 3. Using the same platform would bring a new model to market faster.
In addition to the announcement of the future prime minister of the new crossover Model Y elektrchieskogo Musk said in the "Twitter" that the company is going to present this week a new charging station Supercharger third generation. The first such station is to start operating on March 6, but the head of Tesla did not disclose which city it is installed.
At the moment, the drivers are available in the United States "elektrokolonki" the Tesla are usually 120-kW units, with a few exceptions - 145 kW. According to rumors, Supercharger V3 power can be closer to the mark of 350 kW.
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