“For anyone who thought that there was too much Tesla news this weekend, I’ve got some bad news for you,” writes long-time Slashdot reader Rei, sharing new information gleaned from a series of tweets.
“Elon Musk just announced the unveiling of the Model Y SUV on March 14th at Tesla’s LA Design Studio.”
A surprising number of details were revealed, including non-falcon doors, a similar appearance to the Model 3, and pricing about 10% more than a Model 3, with slightly lower range, due to the increased mass and cross section.
The unveiling will not include the Tesla pickup truck; that will be later this year. Model Y is to share 75% of its hardware with Model 3 to simplify the development process, with volume production targeted for late 2020, and initial production in early 2020. Musk also stated: “First public Tesla V3.0 Supercharger Station goes live Wed 8pm” (V3 is the much awaited new generation of higher power, cheaper to operate Superchargers).
“Personally, I’m most excited by the Tesla Truck,” Musk posted on Twitter. “Maybe it will be too futuristic for most people, but I love it.”
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