Elon Musk continues to hype the upcoming Tesla Y SUV with a steady barrage of Twitter posts. The latest one supposedly teases the release date.
Keeping Everyone Guessing
Consumers are already expecting the manufacturer to deliver the new vehicle on time despite its previous delays with the increased production of the Model 3. Shortly after replying to one of his followers on the social media platform with a "March 15" date, he ended up taking it back with a succeeding reply.
Another follower was apparently not sure if Musk was being serious noting that the date was "oddly specific" and less than a year from now. It looks like his suspicion was on the ball when the CEO confirmed that he entertained the thought of the Ides of March as the basis of the release date.
His past exploits keep his followers on the edge with his outrageous claims, which sometimes turn out as jokes. However, some of his past posts were apparently secretly-disguised announcements that continue to surprise both his fans and haters.
Everything Checks Out
Even though there are individuals who are probably speculating that the latest news about the Tesla Y SUV might be another farce, sources speculate his newest estimated timeline is somewhat achievable. Industry experts believe that the Model 3 production delays will be sorted out by then so engineers can focus on the latest product.
Past product reveals made by the company often take place at least two years ahead of actual shipping. Rumors suggest that capital investment for the Model Y will begin within the year and actual production will follow soon thereafter.
However, during the carmaker's quarter one conference call, Musk revealed that the company estimates production will start in 2020. Given the information, it fits with their previous patterns but should be taken with a grain of salt for now.
Thoughts About The Model Y
Specific details regarding the Tesla Model Y continue to be very scarce. The only detail people know is that it will share some of the elements found on the Model 3. On the other hand, Musk confirms that the crossover SUV will sport the familiar "Falcon Wing" doors of the Model X.
"I think Model Y is going to be a manufacturing revolution," teased the CEO. "It will be, I think, incredible from a manufacturing standpoint, because we do not want to go through this pain again," he added.
Earlier this year, Musk confirmed that his company automated most of the production process, which supposedly caused more harm than good. It seems to be the main reason for the delays with the manufacturing of the Model 3.
"Yes, excessive automation at Tesla was a mistake. To be precise, my mistake. Humans are underrated," Musk admitted.