Model Y teaser image via Tesla
The Tesla news keeps coming, as CEO Elon Musk has announced the company’s Model Y unveil will take place at an event on March 14, at the company’s LA Design Studio.
Model Y unveil event on March 14 at LA Design Studio
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 3, 2019
The Model Y will be the company’s highly anticipated compact SUV. Musk said on Twitter, “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.”
The company’s goal of a $35,000 USD base Model 3 became a reality last week. In Canada, the Model 3 now starts at $47,600 CAD before incentives. If the Model Y will be based on the Model 3 at a “cost about 10% more”, we are probably looking at a starting price of $52,360 CAD give or take, if we’re guessing pricing in Canada.
Musk confirmed “detailed specs & pricing will be provided, as well as test rides in Y.” So stay tuned for that.
Musk also confirmed today the first Supercharger V3, a newer and more powerful version of the company’s charging stations, will go live to the public on Wednesday, March 6 at 8PM local time. He has not responded to other queries about the charger at this time.
Late last week, Tesla also dropped the price of the Model S and Model X in Canada and the U.S. as well. The company will now have a line up of electric vehicles that spell “S3XY”, to go with its upcoming new Roadster and Tesla Semi-Truck.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 11, 2018
Update: Musk has also clarified the Model Y will come with normal doors, and not Falcon Wing doors found on the more expensive and larger Model X.