Tesla Wants To Unveil Model Y On March 15, 2019

Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil its Model Y crossover on March 15, 2019, a date he admits to choosing at random.

Quizzed by a Twitter fan about an unveiling date for the Model Y, Musk responded with a simple tweet reading ‘March 15’. He went on to clarify that he just made that date up “because the Ides of March sounded good.”

The Ides of March corresponds to March 15 on the Roman calendar. It was also the date that Julius Caesar was murdered in 44 BC. Despite picking a date out of nowhere, Musk said a mid-March premiere would work with the automaker’s current plans.

“But consider it real. We could unveil Model Y anytime from late this year to mid next year, so March 15 is about right.”

If Tesla does indeed stick with this date, it will come roughly a year before the Model Y is expected to reach the production line.

Last year, Musk claimed that the Model Y would use a bespoke platform. However, a decision has since been made to use the Model 3 architecture to make things that little easier. Despite using familiar underpinnings, Tesla does intend on working hard to ensure the Model Y is a significant step up from the Model 3. In fact, Musk asserts that it will require just 328 feet of wiring in its construction, down from the 5000 feet of wiring in the Model 3 and the 10,000 feet found in the Model S.

  • Dr Bjorn Von Strangefingger

    Tesla WANTS to do a lot of things.

    Looks like they perhaps got the 2 0 part right, however… maybe?

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Exactly. If they could just do what they have already promised, no one would consider their ‘talk’ none-sense

  • TrevP

    Interested to see how it will look!

  • Harry Nimmergut

    Beware the Ides of March 2023, IF Tesla survives that long. Unlikely. With all of Elon’s two-year-old-meltdowns lately, it might not make it through the end of THIS year.

  • LWOAP

    So let me see if I can get this right:

    *They unveil the Model Y to much fanfare and media attention.

    *Tesla get a bunch of reservations as a result which Tesla fans use as proof Tesla is doing well.

    *Tesla encounters multiple production delays for both the Model Y and of course the Model 3.

    *Tesla fails to meet production targets like always.

    *Fanboys come up with a thousand excuses.

    *Investors lose more confidence which causes Tesla stocks to slide.

    *Elon sees this, puts on his best suit, goes in front of the camera, and puts on with his snake oil salesman gimmick to bump the stocks back up.

    *First models to be reviewed ends up being a mixed bag with some praising it while others trashing it by pointing out glaring issues in build quality.

    *More production delays because Tesla can’t get their shit together.

    *Dual motor model is unveiled and production date announced instead of whatever affordable Model they’ll most likely promise at the unveiling.

    *Even more delays because we all know it’s going to happen.

    *More bad news about Tesla which results in Elon having Twitter temper tantrums because he wants nothing but positive coverage for Tesla.

    *Fanboy’s reality distortion field intensifies.

    *Beta tester autopilot crashes continues.

    *And an increase in revenue and quarterly losses for Tesla.

    • Brent Morrison

      Investors will eventually become impatient and no one will lend money until they get bought by Geely or GAC Motors.

      • LWOAP

        I forgot to mention Emperor Palpatine aka George Soros is going to be lurking behind the scenes…..scheming, plotting.

  • Brent Morrison

    Arrival Fall 2024

  • Blake Stafford

    I want wings so I can fly but it ain’t gonna happen.

    • Dr Bjorn Von Strangefingger

      Sorry Blake, Elon would strongly disagee with you.

  • LWOAP

    Because it’s S3XY.

  • LWOAP

    He’s running late. I’m guessing he’s charging his car right now.

  • EyalN

    i want to unveil a new car and a want a billion dollars to do it. do they know in tesla that most of cars sold now are SUV?

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