Tesla Announces It Will Build The Model Y At Its Fremont Plant

Tesla has confirmed that the upcoming Model Y crossover will be assembled at its Fremont factory in California.

Despite unveiling its ‘baby-Model X’ a few months ago, the electric car manufacturer had yet to disclose where it would be built. There was talk that the Model Y could be manufactured at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Nevada, but during a recent podcast, CEO Elon Musk said that current plans call for the Model Y to be built at the same site as the Model 3, Model S and Model X.

“Right now, our default plan actually is to produce the Y at Fremont. I was skeptical about whether this made sense at first, but my team convinced me the fastest way to get to volume production is to do the Y at Fremont,” he said.

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Tesla has yet to say if the site will need to be expanded to accommodate the Model Y, though that seems very likely. After all, the company constructed a massive tent in a parking lot at its factory last year as it started to increase production of the entry-level Model 3. If it does have to grow its Fremont site, it certainly has adequate time to do so, as production of the Model Y isn’t set to commence until the second half of 2020.

The Tesla Model Y will be sold in four configurations. The entry-level, Standard Range model will land in spring 2021 and start at $39,000, and will be preceded by the Long Range, Model Y Dual Motor AWD, and the Model Y Performance in fall 2020.

  • Howfarr

    “Right now, our default plan actually is to produce the Y at Fremont. I was skeptical about whether this made sense at first, but my team convinced me the fastest way to get to volume production is to do the Y at Fremont,” he said.

    Proving Elon still needs alot of guidance how to keep his car company afloat.

    He is not an engineering genius! Tech smart from making tonnes of money with Paypal yes, but engineering genius.. no.
    FANBOYS just need to calm the f* *k down

    • Tom

      … I think Elon Musk never said to be a production or general mechanical engineering.
      It would be nice if other companies would be more open like Tesla 😉

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