Tesla May Start Model Y Production In November 2019

Production of the entry-level Tesla Model 3 is still ramping up, however, the electric automaker has already set in motion a plan to begin building the Model Y in November of 2019, Reuters claims.

The publication claims to have received word from two unnamed sources about Tesla’s plans. These sources assert that Elon Musk is accepting preliminary bids for supplier contracts on the Model Y. These suppliers have been given very few details about the program and the production time frame.

Traditionally, automakers look for parts suppliers roughly two to two-and-a-half years before production of a new model commences, but Tesla is doing the same just 18 months before its planned launch. Tesla initially intended on building the Model Y on an entirely bespoke platform but has since made the decision to use the same underpinnings as with the Model 3.

The Tesla Model Y could become Tesla’s best-selling model

Like the Model S, Model X, Model 3, and next-gen Roadster, the Tesla Model Y will be produced at the company’s Fremont plant in California. In late 2021, Tesla intends on also building the Model Y in China.

Tesla also has bold plans for introducing an all-new electrical system in the Model Y. Last year, Musk revealed that the Model 3 uses approximately 5,000 feet (1,524 m) of wiring and that the Model Y small crossover will slash that number to just 328 feet (100 m). This reduction in wiring will be made possible through new electric systems that utilize different voltage and power transmission hardware.

Given the demand for crossovers, it is entirely possible that the Tesla Model Y will quickly assert itself as the automaker’s best-selling model.

  • danno

    Uhuh, nice story, as long as they’re still in business. The cash burn, and no end in sight is to say the least “worrisome”.
    And then there is this headline from yesterday.
    “Tesla is the biggest short in the US stock market”

  • Nick099

    Tesla isn’t ” ramping up” production of the Model 3 …it’s leaking them out with quality well below industry standards. Now yet another article in the endless stream of
    fawning blathering keeping fan twits constantly salivated.

    Pathetic.

    • lagunas3ca

      As a matter of fact, Tesla is ramping up production of the Model 3.

      • danno

        And when will Model 3 production quantities meet profit needs

        • lagunas3ca

          End of Q2.

          • danno

            Which year?

          • Dr Strangefingger

            Fairly certain it could begin with a 2 and a zero…

          • lagunas3ca

            Stick to driving semis.

          • danno

            A tesla semi?

        • Dr Strangefingger

          Man… Tesla don’t be needin no profit!

  • Howstar

    Tesla needs more preorder money from saps

  • salamOOn

    “The Tesla Model Y could become Tesla’s best-selling model”

    just like Model 3, right? 😛

  • GobbleUp

    My s is by far best car ever owned.
    Most extraordinary car innovation since the inception of automobile. Haters have never driven or owned, sad but understandable.
    But Tesla the company has some serious issues.

    • Dr Strangefingger

      Ha ha, because you’re exclusively qualified to give such a review as you’ve been around “since the inception of automobile”. What a bunch of Grade A crap!!!

      Now go have another Dixie cup of Kool-Aid and and think about what you just said…

  • LWOAP

    “The Tesla Model Y could become Tesla’s best-selling model”

    Could be. That’s the key word here “could be” but that doesn’t mean it will be. If they don’t fix their production issues with the Model 3 the Model Y will have the same issue.

  • Bash

    Y tho

    • OdysseyTag

      *Chuckles*

    • Iberian Recluse

      because Y

      • Bash

        Because Y Is the answer.. :D:D

    • smartacus

      Model Y will be their last model
      They can’t go with the letter Z
      because Nissan owns that one.

      • Bash

        They have plenty of other letters to choose from.

        • smartacus

          like Model T?
          🙂

          • Bash

            Except that letter. lol.. see i wanted to add this exemption in my original comments but i thought its obvious. didn’t thought someone would comments 😀

          • smartacus

            They can’t do M, that’s BMW
            N is Hyundai’s, F is Lexus’,
            Q and J are Infiniti’s
            Maybe they can do a Model i

          • Bash

            Oh they can do all of those, Model M, Model N, F, its not about using the letter as stand alone, it should be as (Model M) as a whole. the ward “Model” is part of the trade mark i guess., The thing is (Model T) is already taken as you know.

          • smartacus

            True they can
            reuse a ton of
            letter combos

            Model TT
            Model SS
            Model RS
            Model GT
            Model MR
            Model MX
            Model LS
            Model EV
            Model ED
            Model iQ
            Model iA
            Model tC
            Model xB

          • Bash

            Elon is not able to meet the production or sale targets for the Model 3, and he already planning on Model Y. AND now you are giving him ton of letter combo ideas :D:D his mind is gonna explode.

          • smartacus

            calling the
            next one
            Model DD
            might get
            confusing

            http://www.dd-tits.com/beaflora/01.jpg

          • Bash
  • Nordschleife

    Tesla showed us a new roadster and a semi. So I highly doubt we are going to get the Model Y by that time. I would semi (see how I reference it back lol) believe it if it would have been one of the things shown at their last event but who am I kidding……….I just don’t believe it.

  • SOUNDS IMPLAUSIBLE. HOW DO VENDORS BID ON SOMETHING WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT’S NEEDED?

  • Will

    X + Y is less than or equal to 3.