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.
First Model Y in Sweden has just been registred, owned by Volvo Cars! 😅 We all know why 😉
— Anders S ☀️🌬💧+🔋 🔜 🇸🇪👍🏻 (@AndersSoderqvis) July 10, 2020
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.