In Tesla’s final quarter and 2018 entire year refresh discharged today, the electric vehicle producer held solid in its arrangement to deliver the Model Y hybrid SUV. Tooling for the vehicle will start this year and make ready for volume generation expected in 2020.
Notwithstanding earlier remarks from CEO Elon Musk implying that the site of creation of the organization’s forthcoming vehicle may be Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, Tesla demonstrates in its 2018 Full Year report that Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada will probably be the site for first Model Y volume generation.
“This year we will start tooling for Model Y to achieve volume production by the end of 2020, most likely at Gigafactory 1.”
Since Model Y will utilize the lessons learned with Model 3 creation toward the begin, Tesla predicts a smoother way to showcase for the vehicle. One of the variables in favor of that prediction is the fact that Model Y will share about 75% of the components of the Model 3, bringing down CapEx for a new production line when contrasted with Model 3’s line in Fremont. The proficiency empowered by the likenesses is further anticipated to quicken the speed of the production ramp.
“The cost of the Model Y production line should be substantially lower than the Model 3 line in Fremont, and the production ramp should also be faster”, notes Tesla in its Q4 Update Letter.
Elon Musk has previously estimated a 1 million vehicle for each year interest for the Model Y, making it more famous than the Model 3. With the foreseen fast rate of development for Gigafactory 3 and its anticipated creation volume of 500,000 vehicles for every year inside the next 2-3 years, adding another intense interest vehicle to its assembling lines may in any case be in the cards. Notwithstanding, for the present, Tesla might need to put down its initial bets on an existing facility well versed in production lines for its potentially more popular Model Y over one that’s yet to be built.