The Tesla Model Y crossover was teased with a shadowy photo during last night’s Tesla Shareholder’s meeting.
The photo shows the silhouette of the front half of the Model Y, revealing a front end similar to the Model 3 and a tall greenhouse similar to the Model X.
Not surprisingly, Tesla is aiming for the Model Y to be autonomous to some degree. If Musk had his way, the car would be fully autonomous and wouldn’t need a steering wheel.
“Model Y will not have any leather in it,” Musk was quoted in saying. “even in the steering wheel, even if it does have a steering wheel.”
The Model Y is expected to be shown in full sometime in 2019 before going on sale later in the year or in early 2020.
It’s much too early to say what size battery the Model Y may have, but we imagine it will have similar specs to the Model 3. For reference, the standard Model 3 with the 50 kWh battery can travel up to 220 miles on a single charge, while the long-range 75 kWh version can cover an estimated 310 miles.
During the presentation, Tesla predicted that it would reach its goal of producing 5,000 Model 3s per week by the end of June. The automaker has struggled to ramp-up production of the compact electric sedan and referenced its ongoing production troubles in the presentation.
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