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October 2015 - June 2017

‘Tesla Model Y’ is not an official name yet, but that’s what Tesla officials have been referring to when talking about a crossover all-electric vehicle built on the same third generation platform as the Tesla Model 3. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the vehicle will feature ‘Falcon Wing’ doors like the Model X.

The vehicle is expected to be very similar to the Model 3 and feature similar options as the Model 3, like the Model S is similar to the Model X.

Tesla has yet to unveil the Model Y, but the company is reportedly in advanced stages of the development of the vehicle and it should be unveiled soon. It is expected to hit production shortly after the Model 3 (around 2018).

Tesla Model Y Stories June 6

Tesla has released the first teaser image for the Model Y, the automaker’s upcoming all-electric compact SUV.

The image was unveiled at Tesla’s 2017 Annual Shareholder Meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. expand full story

Tesla Model Y Stories May 3

During a conference call with analysts following Tesla’s first quarter financial results, CEO Elon Musk said that the Model Y, Tesla’s upcoming all-electric crossover, will be coming in “2020” or “late 2019” at best.

Musk describes the vehicle as key to Tesla’s achieving its goal of 1 million cars per year in 2020. expand full story

Tesla Model Y Stories March 28

Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company’s all-electric compact SUV, called Model Y, is still “a few years” away from production.

Today, the CEO reportedly teased that an announcement about the vehicle is coming “next week”. expand full story


Tesla Model Y Stories March 24

Some speculated that Tesla’s upcoming all-electric crossover/compact SUV called Model Y could follow the Model 3 closely to production in order for Tesla to deliver on its ambitious production goals of 500,000 vehicles in 2018 and 1 million in 2020.

Today, CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the Model Y is still “a few years” away. expand full story

Tesla Model Y Stories March 14

The Tesla Model Y is expected to be a compact SUV built on the same platform as the Model 3. The automaker hasn’t officially commented on when it plans to unveil the vehicle, but we have to assume that it will be relatively soon based on comments made by CEO Elon Musk.

In the meantime, we get another visual help to envision the vehicle with this new unofficial render. expand full story

Tesla Model Y Stories March 13

Last month, Volvo confirmed that it plans for its first all-electric vehicle to come in 2019 with battery pack options up to 100 kWh.

Now the company adds that it plans to sell the vehicle in the US for an aggressive starting price of $35,000 to $40,000 with at least 250 miles of range. expand full story


Tesla Model Y Stories December 26, 2016

2016 was my first full-time year at Electrek covering clean-tech and primarily electric vehicles. It undoubtedly was a great and exciting year for EVs with several automakers announcing new upcoming vehicles, some of them even committing to volume production and governments setting more ambitious goals for electric vehicle adoption.

It obviously means that the next few years will be even more exciting in the segment and our coverage will inevitably become broader than mainly Tesla and a few EVs. Here we take a look at what’s on the roadmap for the next 3 years in the electric vehicle world with 10 new electric cars. expand full story

Tesla Model Y Stories October 23, 2016

Tesla has long been a 1-car company. From when it first started production of the Roadster in 2008 to the end of the program and the start of Model S production in 2012 — and finally to last year when Tesla started delivering the Model X. The automaker has only been really producing two different models in volume for the past few months and it’s a significant accomplishment for a new automaker.

Other most recent American auto startups, like Fisker Automotive and DeLorean, all folded before they could bring a second car to market. Now Tesla plans to go from being a two-car company to have over half a dozen vehicles on the market by the end of the decade. expand full story

Tesla Model Y Stories August 9, 2016

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the Model Y, the automaker’s upcoming compact SUV, will feature Falcon Wing doors, like the Model X, it divided Tesla enthusiasts. Some were already in love with the feature on the Model X, but others had serious reservations.

That was in October 2015, months before the Model X hit the market in any significant numbers. I expected those reservations to mostly go away after the Model X started going out to customers, but it looks like that wasn’t the case.

I was reading the comments on our last article on the Model Y and I was quite surprised by the number of comments pleading for Tesla to drop the Falcon Wings for the Model Y. expand full story


Tesla Model Y Stories August 4, 2016

Yesterday, Tesla shared their results from the second quarter which investors and Teslavangelists have been eagerly awaiting. While most key bullet points can be found in our summary here, there was some additional information and insight about the Model Y given in their live webcast.

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