Tesla Model Y Overview Updated December 3, 2019

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October 2015 - December 2019


‘Tesla Model Y’ is Tesla’s upcoming crossover all-electric vehicle built on the same third generation platform as the Tesla Model 3.

The vehicle is similar to the Model 3 and features similar options as the Model 3, like the Model S is similar to the Model X.

Tesla unveiled the Model Y on March 15, 2019. It is expected to hit production in late 2020.

Tesla Model Y Stories December 3

Tesla Model Y deliveries will start in Q1 of next year, according to a new research note from Deutsche Bank as reported by CNBC.  If accurate, this means the first customers could get their cars within four months from now.

The bank bases its estimate on accelerated parts orders from Tesla suppliers, which we reported on last week.

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A Tesla Model Y prototype was spotted with a tow hitch, which is an increasingly requested feature that Tesla first promised in the Model 3, but was only launched in Europe. expand full story

Tesla Model Y Stories December 2

The upcoming Tesla Model Y is going to have an option for third-row seats, which is unusual for a compact SUV, and we haven’t had a good look at the third row, even though the vehicle was unveiled earlier this year.

Now a Model Y prototype sighting shows a rare glimpse at the third-row seats. expand full story

Tesla Model Y Stories November 27

Elon Musk recently announced that Tesla is accelerating the timeline to bring Model Y to production in the summer of 2020, but now suppliers hint that it could happen even sooner. expand full story

Tesla Model Y Stories November 21

Consumers are split nearly right down the middle about Ford and Tesla’s upcoming offerings, with an Autolist survey finding a 51/49 split in consumer interest between the two cars.  Ford came out ahead by two percentage points hot on the heels of its Sunday reveal event, but we can basically call this one a tie.

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Tesla Model Y Stories November 15

Ford has been positioning its Mustang Mach-E, its first next-gen all-electric vehicle, against the Tesla Model Y electric crossover.

Now that the specs of the Mach-E have leaked, we can make a quick specs comparison with the Model Y. expand full story

Tesla Model Y Stories November 13

Tesla is going to focus on Model Y production at its newly confirmed Gigiafactory 4 to be built in the Berlin area, and they will also produce batteries and powertrains at the new European factory. expand full story

Tesla Model Y Stories November 4

Another Tesla Model Y prototype has been spotted, and this time it was equipped with the unreleased old turbine wheels from the Model 3 unveiling in 2016. expand full story

Tesla Model Y Stories October 30

With the Tesla Model Y slated to hit the road next summer, we’re getting more and more sightings of prototypes out and about.  Most of these sightings are around Tesla’s Palo Alto, California, headquarters, though we’ve seen the car as far away as Washington State and Michigan.

Thanks to Tesla’s dashcam feature, we’ve now got a three-minute-long video of the Model Y driving in San Jose. Better yet, for much of the drive it’s side by side with a Model 3, demonstrating an excellent comparison between the two vehicles.

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Tesla Model Y Stories October 25

Tesla appears to be conducting long-distance driving tests of Model Y prototypes on public roads as one prototype has been spotted all the way in Michigan.

Watch it zip by cars in a new video. expand full story

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