Volvo imports Tesla Model Y to Sweden for potential teardown

Tesla Model Y Turo

The Tesla Model Y is not scheduled to arrive in Europe until the construction of Giga Berlin is complete sometime next year and the first Model Y’s begin rolling off the production line.

But that hasn’t stopped one automaker from taking matters into their own hands, as Volvo has apparently imported a white Model Y to Sweden to get a closer look at the electric SUV.

Details about the car were posted to Car.info, a registration tracking site in Sweden, and first spotted by @AlltomTesla.

It could be that Volvo is just really impressed and couldn’t wait until next year to get behind the wheel of the Model Y.

The more likely explanation is that Volvo wants to learn from the best, and perform a teardown of the Model Y and benchmark it to see just how Tesla was able to build such a capable machine.

It also wouldn’t be the first time Volvo has done such a thing. In 2018, the automaker imported a Model 3 for the same purpose, a year before they were going to be available for purchase there.

h/t [Tesmanian]

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