Tesla abandons plans to build Model Y in Nevada

Tesla abandons plans to build Model Y in Nevada

June 4, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Currently, the company plans to assemble a crossover at a plant in Fremont (California, USA), although it was originally intended to be assembled at the Gigafactory site in Nevada (USA).

Tesla CEO Ilon Mask admitted that he was persuaded to build a Model Y on the existing assembly site. “At first I was skeptical about this, but my team convinced me that this is the fastest way to achieve mass production,” he said.

Earlier, Tesla faced significant difficulties in expanding the production of Model 3.

A recent unofficial report states that Tesla is reconstructing a Fremont plant to assemble Model S and X on the same assembly line. And, given that the Model Y is built on the same platform as the Model 3, it is expected that Tesla uses the same strategy for the sedan and the new crossover, the production of which should begin by the end of next year.