As you’ve likely seen by now, the Model Y event is happening on March 14, 2019 at Tesla’s design studio in LA. We will get our first glimpse of the design and specs.
To date, we don’t really know what it’ll look like aside from a few shadowy photos Tesla has provide.
We do, however, know some of the specs, so let’s first talk about that first. We can wrap up the video what would be nice to see at the event.
What we know:
A recent tweet from Elon states it’ll be 10% larger than the Model 3 and cost 10% more.
A 2018 Q4 shareholder letter states volume production will begin in late 2020 and “Additionally, this year we will start tooling for Model Y to achieve volume production by the end of 2020, most likely at Gigafactory 1”
It will share about 75% of the same parts as Model 3. For context, Model X shares about 30% of the same parts as Model S.
Thankfully, it will not falcon wing doors.
It will have slightly less range with same battery (of Model 3)
Here’s what I expect to learn at the event:
Price starting at $39,000 with higher price variants being delivered first
Bottom end range of 200 miles and top end range of 275.
FSD hardware standard
Supercharging V3 capable
Model 3 style door handles
Model 3 interior including 15” touchscreen and air vent system
Two rows of seating (instead of three)
No air suspension
According to a recent tweet from Elon yesterday invites should be going out today. After hearing about the event nearly one week ago I proactively booked my plane ticket and hotel. If I do end up getting the invite, I’ll make sure to do a livestream after the presentation so you can see the Y up close. I’ve created an upcoming livestream that you can set a reminder for when I go live. https://youtu.be/EyFfCCCfcig
Obviously, if I don’t get an invite I’ll just delete the scheduled livestream.
You can also keep an eye out for my first impressions video the following day.
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