From sightings of camouflaged Model Y’s on the streets of Shanghai to Model Y’s seen on test tracks around the factory, all signs over the last few months have been pointing to the imminent mass production of the Model Y at Giga Shanghai. The latest drone flyover appears to confirm it has finally begun.
In the video, shared by the popular YouTube channel WU WA, a long line of Model Y’s can be seen in a Giga Shanghai parking lot looking ready for customer delivery. As the drone operator approaches the area, even more Model Y’s can be seen pulling into the lineup.
Unlike what we have seen before with the production of the Model 3 in China ahead of the first customer deliveries, the cars were all covered in protective wraps. With just a few weeks left to go in the year, it is unlikely the first deliveries will happen in 2020.
Another hint that deliveries will begin in January comes from CEO Elon Musk himself. In January Musk flew to Shanghai to personally deliver the first Model 3’s in a special ceremony, breaking out into a meme-worthy dance on stage. The CEO was asked by @Tesla__Mania if he was going to return for a similar performance for the Model Y, to which he responded he hoped to return next month.
I am hoping to be back next month!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 17, 2020
Check out the full video below.