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Tesla targets November 2019 for start of Model Y Production

By Reuters

Tesla Inc is targeting November 2019 as the start of production for its Model Y sport utility vehicle, with production in China to begin two years later, two sources told Reuters this week, sheddinRead full story


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  • Something to note is that Tesla has also recently posted job offers on their website for a "New Programs Engineering, Design Engineer."

    This is their job description: “The New Programs Engineering, Design Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, and delivering prototype level components and systems for the Tesla Model Y program as well as future Tesla product programs.”

    It's at Tesla's design studio in Hawthorne, CA. An interesting opportunity for sure, and a sign that they're stepping it up.

  • Max Lockie
    Max LockiePlatform Editor at Quartz

    They're certainly not short on ambition over there at Tesla.

    I wonder if people who are on the Model 3 waitlist will be allowed to switch their reservations over to the new Model Y?

  • Syed Abbas
    Syed AbbasProject Coordinator - Business Analyst

    Tesla Model, Y not! 👍🏼

  • David Yakobovitch
    David YakobovitchAI Professor at Galvanize

    Tesla wants to scale its products - and the best way to do this is to continue launching new products and see what’s failing. To what extent could Tesla be the next Amazon, but for the auto industry?

  • There was so much hope that Tesla would do well. Even with new models coming out, the company can’t seem to attract costumers in the same way that more affordable and commercialized car companies can.

    Unless Tesla drastically changes their approach to cars or make them more affordable, I don’t know if they have much of a future before another company takes that opportunity away from them.

  • Freya Williams
    Freya Williams CEO futerra USA

    The challenges around Model 3 have plagued every product they’ve launched but to date they’ve always pulled it off and exceeded expectations. Bring on the SUV!

  • Who cares! We’re going to Mars!!!

  • Bonnie Lagasse
    Bonnie Lagassebaker at Walmart


  • Yonas Atabani
    Yonas Atabani

    I cannot wait until the Model Y release! March 2019!

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