Tesla company will present a new electricModel Y crossover on March 14 at its headquarters in Los Angeles. The executive director of the company, Ilon Musk, announced this through his Twitter page. The new electric car will be the sixth in the model range of the company since its foundation in 2003, after the Tesla Roadster, Model S, Model X, Model 3 and the new roadster, which is scheduled to start production in 2020. In the same "Twitter" Mask shared some details about the new, adding that the main characteristics, as well as the exact cost of the new ektricheskogo crossover will be announced during the planned event.
So, the head of the company said that the new crossoverModel Y will use about 75 percent of the element base, which is used in 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 than the Model 3, and its cost is about 10 percent higher. The power reserve at the same time, the novelty will be slightly less than that of the “budget” electro-sedan. In the comments to the announcement, the head of Tesla also noted that the novelty will not receive doors in the style of “gull wings”, like another electric SUV from Model X. Model Y will receive ordinary doors. However, according to The Verge portal, Mask had previously considered the option of vertical doors.
Model Y, being an SUV, is about 10% bigger than the Model 3
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More details and prices will be announced.directly at the event, said Musk. In addition, after the show, Model Y is planning to organize (already by tradition) test runs of the novelty, which may indicate that it already has at least several assembled prototypes of the new model in the bins. In the comments on the post Musk also said that "later this year," Tesla is going to show an electric pickup.
According to earlier information, productionModel Y Tesla electric crossover is going to be deployed at the Gigafactory factory, located in the Industrial Center of 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 producing Model Y outside the US - at its new Gigafactory plant under construction in Shanghai, China.
That the company is going to present ModelY Musk said literally three days after the announcement that Tesla began releasing a very long time ago promised "Tesla Model 3 for $ 35,000." Prior to this, the cost of the cheapest version of the “budget electro-sedan” was above 40 thousand dollars. The reduction in the cost of the electric vehicle helped the transition to a new sales model: Tesla decided to abandon sales of its electric vehicles in dealerships and specialized stores and fully switch to online sales, while reducing many of its positions. On this occasion, Musk noted that for the company it became a very difficult decision, but it was this that allowed to reach the previously promised value of $ 35,000.
How the new electric will look likecrossover model y is unknown. To date, the company has published only “zatravochka” in the form of a black and white image of the silhouette of the future electric car. However, the plans for the creation of this car have been spoken for more than one year. The fact that the novelty will be named Model Y Mask reported via Twitter in 2015, after which it quickly deleted the message. In addition, the head of Tesla for a long time could not decide whether the new crossover will share the same platform with the Model 3 electric sedan. Using the same platform would allow the new model to be brought to the market faster.
In addition to the announcement of the future premiere of the newthe electric crossover Model Y Musk tweeted that the company is going to present a new 3rd generation Supercharger charging station this week. The first such station should be earned on March 6, but the head of Tesla did not indicate in which city it was installed.
Currently available to drivers onTesla's “electric columns” are, as a rule, 120-kW units, with a rare exception - 145-kW. According to rumors, the power of the Supercharger V3 may be close to 350 kW.
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