Tesla Model Y, the production will begin in November, 2019 at the company Frement factory in California, new reports have suggested.
According to unnamed sources cited by Reuters, the American brand will begin production of the Model Y in China from 2021.
Elon Musk, who is based in the Silicon Valley as CEO of the company, is suspected of the evaluation of the applications of companies tendering for a Model Y parts supply contract. It will probably give even more vigilant than normal, given the recent parts supply problems suffered by the brand, which caused a delay for its Model 3 production.
Musk has since said that the company is working at full steam to clear the delays, pushing them to hit the target of 5000 cars per week, which is equivalent to 260 000 per year. But it is likely that he will want to be doubly sure that the delays are clear and the production pace is accelerated, well before he introduces the next new car.
Based on the foundations of the Model 3, the Model will take the form of a small SUV and, judging by the preview images, have a more striking design than its brothers and sisters. The last image of the preview released by Tesla demonstrated a car with no rear view mirrors.
Although current laws require mirrors to be mounted, it is possible that the laws will change to allow the use of cameras and mounted at the inside appears as an alternative before the Model hits the roads.
The Model will come with a more advanced supercomputer, the Tesla, which is scheduled ahead of Tesla’s current automatic pilot of the technology by a certain margin. Currently, the system can control a car’s steering, throttle and brakes in some highway scenarios.
According to the Model, Tesla is to produce an electric cargo van, pick-up truck and a minibus, all based on the platform of the Model X SUV.
Tesla transition from the production of cars also the launch of commercial vehicles will come within the framework of its Master Plan, Part Two”, a strategy which also describes the ambitions to take the lead with the autonomy of the technology and to transform the public transport sector. It was first published in 2016, ten years after Tesla first master plan, which saw the subsequent launches of the Tesla Model S, Model X and Model 3, as well as its solar energy products.
Tesla Semi truck, which was revealed last year and is on sale in the US priced from £112,000, has highlighted the brand’s ever-expanding reach into new sectors.s
Musk also envisions a car-sharing platform to more fully use passenger potential in the cars that would otherwise be sitting outside of the owners of the houses for most of the time when they are not in use. Once self-driving cars are approved by the regulatory agencies, they could be summoned from anywhere.
“Since most of the cars are used by their owner for 5% to 10% of the day, the fundamentals of the economic utility of a true self-driving car is likely to be several times that of a car that is not,” said Musk.