Early buyers of Tesla's Model 3 get two choices: color, wheel size

  • Early buyers of Tesla's Model 3 get two choices: color, wheel size

Early buyers of Tesla's Model 3 get two choices: color, wheel size

Musk told Tesla shareholders at the company's annual meeting Tuesday that the company is on track to start production of the Model 3, its first mass-market vehicle, later this year. Interesting. The Model Y's more individualistic skew will go beyond skin-deep as Musk says it will be based on its own, new platform rather than borrowing that of the Model 3.

The upcoming Tesla Model Y SUV has been revealed in a single darkened teaser image, ahead of its full unveil in 2018. It's about to introduce its first mass-market electric auto, the Model 3 sedan, as well as a new line of solar panels.

The shadowy teaser image depicts a conventionally-shaped vehicle with a hood and swept-back windshield, and the top of what appears to be a new front fascia design.

We can expect the vehicle to feature drastic changes, as Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, had previously stated that the Model Y would not feature the 12-volt electric architecture found on all cars today.

With BMW developing an all-electric X3, it also only makes sense for Tesla to put something out to compete. And soon there will be an all-new model joining this range. Most recently, the company raised $1.4 billion selling stock and convertible bonds. Shareholders approved the company's recommendations on all agenda items, Todd Maron, Tesla's general counsel, said in Mountain View, California.

San Francisco California. Tesla is opening a 65,000 square foot store its largest retail center to date. The facility

He also said that more details will be revealed later in the year: 'I really recommend showing up for the [Tesla] semi-truck unveiling; maybe there's a little more than what we're saying here'.

Meanwhile, Tesla plans to unveil the Semi this September. Yep, a Tesla truck.

You get the picture, now - in a few months, we might get a better look at the Model Y, but for now, all we get is a silhouette.

Not a great deal is known about the Tesla Model Y, apart from the fact it'll be on sale around 2020 according to previous comments made by Musk.

As he's said previously, Musk noted that he's aiming to get the Model Y on roads by 2019, and he said he also expects demand for the vehicle to exceed that of the Model 3. Volkswagen plans more than 30 electric vehicles by 2025. But that's changing. GM beat Tesla to the mass market with the Chevrolet Bolt, a $36,000 auto that goes 238 miles per charge.