Another Tesla Model Y Spotted in the Wild; Rumour Claims Q1 2020 Production

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Earlier this month, a Tesla Model Y prototype was spotted in the wild near the company’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California, and now another Model Y as been seen, this time near the company’s factory in Fremont.

Images shared by Twitter user @mrleetesla show a Midnight Silver Metallic Model Y, sporting what appear to be aero rims seen on Tesla vehicles in China. These images show a better side view of the Model Y and how much potential headroom is available in the driver’s seat:

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As for the production start date of the Tesla Model Y, CleanTechnica claims it will happen in Q1 2020, according to an unnamed source:

Currently, Tesla’s website says new orders will ship in Q1 2021. However, according to an anonymous source with a proven and reliable track record, Tesla is about to accelerate its plans and start production in Q1 2020 at its Fremont factory. (We’ve also received the same information independently through a reliable second-hand source.)

Tesla will first ship Long Range Dual Motor all-wheel drive Tesla Model Y models, then the Standard Range Plus, according to the unnamed source.

The Tesla Model Y starts at $66,290 CAD in Canada for the Long-Range RWD configuration, up to $84,290 for the Dual Motor AWD Performance model.