Tesla Model Y production moved up, now expected by summer 2020

One of the interesting pieces of news coming out of Tesla’s Q3 earnings call is that the production schedule of the Model Y is being moved up and deliveries should be expected by summer 2020, up from a late 2020 delivery.

Given the number of recent sightings of the Model Y in the wild, including some long-distance testing, it’s not too surprising that Tesla is ahead of schedule with the Model Y release. From Tesla’s Q3 earnings report:

We are also ahead of schedule to produce Model Y and now expect to launch by summer 2020. Model Y equipment installation is underway in advance of the planned launch next year. We are moving faster than initially planned, using learnings and efficiencies gained from our Gigafactory Shanghai factory design. Capex per unit of capacity is forecasted to be about 50% lower than our current Model 3 production system in the United States.

The Model Y is available for pre-order now in either a Long Range configuration or Performance configuration. LR RWD starts at $66,390CDN, LR AWD is priced at $72,390CDN, and Performance starts at $84,390CDN.

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