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Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:28 pm
by evnow
Tesla will unveil Model Y on March 14, 2019.

Model Y unveil event on March 14 at LA Design Studio

Model Y, being an SUV, is about 10% bigger than Model 3, so will cost about 10% more & have slightly less range for same battery

Detailed specs & pricing will be provided, as well as test rides in Y

Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:13 pm
by scottf200
Via: https://model3ownersclub.com/threads/mo ... q-a.11099/
"transcript from the Tesla Q4 Q&A and pulled out all the relevant Model Y portions."

Elon Musk on New Products:

“In terms of the new products, with Model Y, we've completed ensuring of end design of Model Y, and the parts are - the tooling is going out for production Model Y. Three quarters [75%] of the Model Y is common with the Model 3, so it's a much lower CapEx per vehicle than Model 3. And the risk is also quite low.
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I would expect Model Y will probably be - the demand for Model Y will be maybe 50% higher than Model 3, could be even double. The - as I understand it, the midsized SUV segment is the - worldwide is the most popular type of vehicle. So we'll probably see a higher volume of Y than 3.”
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Elon Musk on where Model Y will be produced:

"As I mentioned earlier, the Model Y, we think, most likely will be produced at Gigafactory, but that's - unless we encounter some obstacle - that's the default plan that we're proceeding towards. And it's fast, low risk and also low CapEx. In terms of the - I mean, probably there's like initial production of Model Y, very low volume, probably next year.

But then it always takes time to ramp up any production system, and that's difficult to predict the shape of that S-curve. So we feel confident in saying there will be production volume of Model Y by the end of next year, but in between beginning of next year with low volume, it always starts with very low growth exponentially - from beginning of last year to end of next year, it's difficult to break that ramp. So that's our expectation for Y."

Manufacturing Efficiency:

Deepak Ahuja, "The other aspect of this, Elon, which we've been doing extremely well, is capital efficiency. We have dramatically cut back on capital expense, and we are spending it in a very efficient manner. We talked about it in the letter on Model 3 and Gigafactory Shanghai. We talked about it for Model Y. There are just so many learnings that we are incorporating, and we just want to beat what we did with Model 3 and the kind of spending we had for the returns we got."

Elon Musk, "Absolutely. I mean, we're confident that our CapEx per unit of production for Shanghai factory and for Model Y will be less than half of what we did for Model 3. Internally, we think it might be a quarter but that's probably too good to believe, but it's definitely less than half."

Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:54 pm
by KeiJidosha
evnow wrote:Tesla will unveil Model Y on March 14, 2019.

Model Y unveil event on March 14 at LA Design Studio

Model Y, being an SUV, is about 10% bigger than Model 3, so will cost about 10% more & have slightly less range for same battery

Detailed specs & pricing will be provided, as well as test rides in Y

10% would make it 203" in length, so bigger than the Model X ?!? longer than our Odyssey minivan. I would expect it to be around 190 -195"

Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:00 pm
by EVDRIVER
KeiJidosha wrote:
evnow wrote:Tesla will unveil Model Y on March 14, 2019.

Model Y unveil event on March 14 at LA Design Studio

Model Y, being an SUV, is about 10% bigger than Model 3, so will cost about 10% more & have slightly less range for same battery

Detailed specs & pricing will be provided, as well as test rides in Y

10% would make it 203" in length, so bigger than the Model X ?!? longer than our Odyssey minivan. I would expect it to be around 190 -195"



"Bigger" not 10% longer.

Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:48 pm
by Leaf15
I think it is 10% taller and it would be great as they can raise seats off the floor literally when referring to Model 3 seating. This was one of the major detractor for me - low seat height in front and ever worse on the back.

Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:30 pm
by iPlug
L x W x H = 10% more

So if the size increase was applied equally in each dimension, it would be about 3.2% longer, wider, and taller.

It would not be 10% more in each dimension as that would = 33% bigger.

Being a crossover, most to all of the 10% bigger size will likely be applied to height.

Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:32 pm
by evnow
KeiJidosha wrote:10% would make it 203" in length, so bigger than the Model X ?!? longer than our Odyssey minivan. I would expect it to be around 190 -195"

10% could be weight or volume or … ?

I expect Y to be the size of X5 (like 3 is like BMW 5 series) or may be between X3 and X5.

Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:31 pm
by cwerdna
https://twitter.com/ikichullo/status/11 ... 4946043904 has reply indicating it will have "normal" doors, not falcon wing doors. Whew. That should be a huge relief from a reliability POV, otherwise the Y could possibly be another reliability disaster like the X.

Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:35 am
by SageBrush
KeiJidosha wrote:
evnow wrote:Tesla will unveil Model Y on March 14, 2019.

Model Y unveil event on March 14 at LA Design Studio

Model Y, being an SUV, is about 10% bigger than Model 3, so will cost about 10% more & have slightly less range for same battery

Detailed specs & pricing will be provided, as well as test rides in Y

10% would make it 203" in length, so bigger than the Model X ?!? longer than our Odyssey minivan. I would expect it to be around 190 -195"

I think the intent is for 10% greater volume, and I expect most of that to be height. The detail I found most interesting is that Tesla expects the Model Y to have close to the fuel economy of the Model 3. That is *awesome.*

Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:39 am
by jdcbomb
If a heated steering wheel of (M3 doesn't have it) + higher ride height + higher 2nd row seating position + $40K starting price can happen before Kia Niro EV becomes truly available, then this could be a winner in my view.

But if the estimated true availability is not until 2020, then Tesla's tax credit will be gone completely...and the Kia Niro EV becomes a very good value (besides driving dynamics + OTA updates, etc).