The date of the start of production of the new Tesla crossover is knownApril 12, 2018
The company Tesla Motors is going to accelerate the process of creating a new electric crossover Model Y, which will take the step below the Model X. According to Reuters, the car will begin production in November 2019.
The future of the crossover will be based on the chassis of the electric car Model 3, which will greatly accelerate the development of the novelty. The company still intends to abandon the scheme using 12-volt batteries, which is now used on all Tesla vehicles. It is expected that this innovation will simplify the process of assembling the machine.
Most of the parts and components Model the Y will borrow from Model 3, but some solutions will go from “older” model X. The Model For example, the compact crossover will get a brand rear doors, which the company calls “the wings of a falcon.”
Tesla Motors introduced a serial version of its most affordable electric car – Model 3 last year. The range of the electric car is 350 kilometers. Up to 100 km / h the car can accelerate in 5.6 seconds. Also, customers will be offered a version of the Long Range model. Such an electric car can travel 500 miles without recharging. Acceleration to “hundreds” takes 5.1 seconds. The maximum speed is 225 km per hour.
Tesla, a company focused on the production of electric vehicles, was founded in 2003. Since 2008, he sells the Tesla Roadster. In 2012, the company introduced the Model S. sedan. The manufacturer’s headquarters are in Palo Alto, California. The company employs more than two thousand people.
In February of this year, Tesla Motors decided to change its name to Tesla Inc. At this step, the American company went to remind of its plans to go beyond selling only electric cars and create a real “energy empire.”