Tesla tease the new Model Y

Tesla model Y electric sports utility vehicles teaser imageElon Musk has teased Tesla’s next electric sport utility vehicle – the Model Y.

Though the teaser tells nothing about the Model Y, Musk clarified that the Model Y won’t be based on the Model S, but on a completely new platform. “Tesla will get rid of the 12-volt battery architecture. It means no more lead-acid battery and a different way to power in-car electronics,” automotive news portal Electrek quoted Musk as saying last month.

He expects the new Model Y platform to be ready by late 2019 to 2020, and that it will reduce overall wiring and simplify production.

Model Y will be a younger sibling of Model X, just like what Model 3 is of Model S. Thus, this smaller SUV could even be a compact crossover much like the Audi Q3.

Tesla recently neared $60 billion market valuation and became the fourth largest automaker on the planet, overtaking BMW, and targets making 1 million units annually at its Gigafactories by 2020.

Adding this model to the range, it would appear that Elon Musk is looking to make electric cars S3XY…

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