Tonight, Elon Musk enters the stage at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, California, to introduce the Model Y, the latest model from his electric car manufacturer. So far we do not know much about the Y, apart from the basics. It will be a small SUV. It will of course be purely electric. And it will be Tesla's fourth model currently being sold, which will complete the four sexies – that's the Model S, the Model X, the Model 3, and the Model Y. (The copyright to this name lies with Ford .) Model E, so & # 39; 3 & # 39 ;.)
At the event, Musk sets out the vehicle's specifications, features and design highlights. Tesla will also offer test drives in the car, although experience says participants will not sit behind the wheel themselves. These cars are early prototypes and the events are open. Considering today's holiday status, Musk told his Twitter followers that the event will come "with cake".
Adding an SUV to its lineup is a logical next step for Tesla, which is steadily establishing itself as a mass-produced automaker and defending new battery-powered challenges from established competitors. In America in particular, car buyers are so excited about SUVs that Ford and GM have recently announced that they will no longer build cars for the US, but focus on SUVs, crossovers and pickup trucks. Since the young carmaker wants to attract new customers, it's wise to give people what they want.
This process began more than a decade ago with the Roadster, a two-seat sports car, with which it proves that electric cars can provide compelling performance. (The construction of the vehicle was discontinued in 2012, but he is preparing a revised model to arrive next year.) It was followed by the sedan Model S and then the model X, an SUV with seating for seven people. These were luxury vehicles that were often sold for $ 100,000 or more.
That changed with the Model 3, the small sedan that Tesla had been promising for years as a car that would bring electric driving to the Earth. It took Tesla several years to work his way through the "production hell" and to the point where the car could be sold for the long-promised price of $ 35,000, which it only reached last month. And Tesla has spent two straight quarters making profits, a rare achievement for the company.
Now, Musk seems to be the perfect time to introduce his new baby, one that should extend Tesla's appeal to even more customers. 19659007] How to Watch
The release of the Model Y begins today at 20:00 Pacific Time, although Musk has a habit of starting things a bit too late on his website. You can find it at https://livestream.tesla.com/, although the site encourages visitors to register with their name, email address and phone number, and promises to invite them in the hours leading up to an invitation to send the event. "And if you can handle the wait (or not stay up after midnight or later depending on your time zone), it's likely to be put on the YouTube page.