Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken the Twitter, again, to divulge some future product details.
Musk has confirmed that the brand’s upcoming compact crossover will be called the Model Y and will be based on the upcoming Model 3 platform. “Model Y (compact SUV) off Model 3 chassis,” tweeted Musk. The Model 3 will be the brand’s first high-volume offering and is expected to launch in 2017, so expect the Model Y sometime after that.
Musk recently revealed Tesla’s second master plan, where he outlined the brand’s intent to build the compact crossover along with an all-electric, self-driving bus that will change public transit in the future. “The Tesla Minibus will be built on a Model X chassis. People density potential is surprisingly high,” says Musk.
Tesla’s view of the future includes driverless buses that can be summoned by the press of a button and can drop you off right at your front door. Along with an all-electric heavy-duty semi-truck, Tesla’s new minibus is said to be ready to debut next year.
The brand is also working on a pickup truck which will eventually spawn a cargo van to compete with the Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter.
Some good guessing by @Jalopnik. The Tesla Minibus will be built on a Model X chassis. People density potential is surprisingly high.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 29, 2016
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 31, 2016