by Justin King
Tesla still aiming to begin Model Y production in 2019?

The corporation is explained to be searching for preliminary bids for provider contracts.

Tesla is reportedly relocating forward with plans start off production the Product Y late up coming yr.

Regardless of challenges ramping up the very automated Product 3 assembly line, the firm is in search of preliminary bids for supplier contracts with a tentative commence date of November 2019 for the Product Y crossover, in accordance to Reuters‘ sources.

The most the latest quarterly report factors to a Design 3 output focus on of 5,000 units for every week by the close of the 2nd quarter.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk early final yr recommended the Design 3 and Y would probable obtain combined profits past a million models annually. He also claimed the crossover would provide a “move improve” in production and digital units integration.

First strategies included tight platform sharing amongst the Design 3 and its bigger-riding sibling. The corporation later on determined that the Design Y may possibly have to have an solely distinct system architecture, but Musk adjusted his head at the time yet again by August 2017 as fellow executives convincingly argued that system sharing would assist bring the Y to sector a lot quicker.

“Model Y will have fairly reduced technological and products possibility as a result,” he promised at the time.

The late-2019 target was at first introduced as an ‘aspirational’ goal with precise production anticipated to start sometime in 2020.