Tesla is supposed to bring Model Y, its upcoming small electric SUV, to production quite a bit.
Today, leaked documents reportedly reveal more about Tesla's plans to build Model Y at Gigafactory 1 by end of 2020, gigafactory 3 a few months later, and have a third-row seat.
This is a report from the Business Insider claiming that it received internal documents about Model Y production plans given to Tesla employees in October.
In the documents, the company states that it has a pilot model Y line built at Gigafactory 1 by June 1, 2020 "By the end of 2020, Tesla plans to reach a production of 7,000 Model Ys per week at Gigafactory 1
Tesla's own filings in China have already been released.
According to the same documents, Tesla plans to have a Model Y production line at Gigafactory 3 in China by October 2020 and ramp up production to 5,000 units per week by February 2021.
revealed the model's plans to build Model 3 at Gigafactory 3.
As previously reported, Tesla plans to build the model changes to simplify production.
Tesla commented on the report that the leaked document is "outdated":
"The timelines and information shared here are outdated. When we have details to announce, we will certainly share them. In the meantime, we stay focused on Model 3, which we are excited to bring to Europe and China early next year, "
The Model Y is expected to be unveiled in March 2019 and Tesla should release its production plans around the same time.
The fact that Tesla does not dispute that it is mostly accurate.
Tesla reportedly sent the documents to engineers in October and that's when Elon Musk announced that they were approved Tesla's Model Y prototype for production and stated that they were 2020.
Everything else is now in line with what has been expected.
With a 2020 timeline, Gigafactory 1 makes the most sense.
As usual, Tesla has an extremely aggressive timeline and I think we should not take it too seriously this point.  Tesla's original Model 3 production plan for 2017 and we all know what happened there.
Tesla wants to make the same mistake, but it's still an extremely ambitious goal.
The third-row would be the biggest surprise here. The Model Y is expected to become bigger and bigger than Model 3 and has a hatchback, but a third-row has not been mentioned as a potential part of the plan until now.
It would certainly increase the appeal for big families looking to go electric.
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