Tesla just released its first teaser for its upcoming Model Y crossover during its annual shareholder meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. The Model Y is a smaller crossover that will slot in the lineup below the Model X.
Originally it was reported that the Model Y would share its platform with the Model 3, but instead Tesla has decided to base the Model Y on an entirely new platform. Elon Musk has already revealed that the new platform will be ready for production by late 2019 or early 2020.
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Fortunately we won’t have to wait until 2019 to see the Model Y, since like the Model 3, S and X models, Tesla likes to hold a reveal at least a year before production, to start taking reservations.
Elon Musk revealed at the shareholder meeting that he expects the Model Y to actually be more popular than the Model 3. The Model Y will also do away with the 12-volt battery architecture, which will lead to less wiring and an easier production process.
Tesla hasn’t announced when the Model Y will be revealed, but Tesla could use the upcoming Tesla Semi unveiling to release more tidbits about the Model Y.