Tesla Model Y was first introduced in March 2019. The Tesla Model Y is an all-electric four-door compact SUV. It is based on the Model 3 platform. Cars have similar transmission, battery and electric motor. Tesla Model Y is the second car after Model 3, built on the platform of the third generation Tesla. It aims to reduce the entry price for electric vehicles, while not reducing range and performance.
Like any Tesla, the Model Y is designed to be the safest vehicle in its class. A low center of gravity, a stiff body structure and large crumple zones provide unprecedented protection.
All new Tesla cars come standard with emergency braking and collision warning, blind spot monitoring. Model Y will have the ability to fully self-drive, providing automatic driving on city streets and highways, if the country regulatory authorities allow it, as well as the ability to find you anywhere in the parking lot.
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Tesla bull Alter Viggo speculated that Model Y deliveries could happen as early as next month. According to him, deliveries for Model 3 started 25 days after the all-electric sedan received its CARB certification on July 3, 2017.
🚨Potentially huge BREAKING NEWS 🚨— Alter Viggo (@AlterViggo) January 13, 2020
Model Y deliveries happening next month?!
Tesla published a Model Y CARB certificate on January 9th. Tesla signed the LR RWD Model 3's certificate on July 3, 2017. That was 25 days before the first deliveries on July 28. $TSLA #ModelY https://t.co/SpewAUyUKb
On January 15, 2020, Tesla Owners Online published information that the VIN Model Y were officially registered with NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's)VIN decoder website.
Model Y officially registered with NHTSA for VIN tracking https://t.co/uLwSgOK5xd— Tesla Owners Online (@Model3Owners) January 15, 2020
When Tesla did the same for the Model 3, customer deliveries for the vehicle were just about a month away. So the above information, as it hints at the fact that the deliveries of the Model Y should begin soon. At the moment, we know that the mass production of the Model Y, will begin earlier than the originally expected date. It is likely that this also applies to the timing of delivery of the first cars of this model.
Tesla enthusiast Moez, published on Twitter information regarding the delivery time of Model Y. Referring to a Tesla employee, he claims that first deliveries will happen in 2 weeks.
January 29, 2020 will be held Q4 2019 Financial Results and earnings call. In the latest news, perhaps, in addition to basic information about the financial condition of the company and details about the results of work at Gigafactory 3 and Gigafactory 4, we will be able to get additional information about the new production and delivery dates for Model Y.
If Model Y appears in the near future, this will mean that it will be significantly ahead of the original automaker schedule. In addition, most likely, Tesla will be able to increase production much faster than it was with Model 3, since the cars share about 75% of the parts, and the company had time to improve its production line and gain experience.
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