Tesla has officially revealed the first production photos of the long-awaited Model Y and at the same time has hinted at some new and innovative manufacturing method.
It hasn’t been long since CEO Elon Musk announced that Model Y production is underway and that the car is expected to begin deliveries later this year in March. We’ve been silently waiting, eager to get our teeth into any news of the Y, and have scrutinised and gone over every inch of any test vehicle we see on the road. But now with the officially released photo available to us, we can assess the real thing.
First looks confirm that the chrome has been blacked out, which is a popular choice for many Tesla owners in the aftermarket. There could also be some changes to the front-end of the car, although this could simply be the angle of the photo, but it does look slightly more angled and aggressive than the early concept.
Alongside this release, Tesla has also shared photos of its production line of Fremont, California. It looks as though the EV company has adopted the aluminium casting method of production that Elon teased in an interview last year.
“When we get the big casting machine, it’ll go from 70 parts to 1 with a significant reduction in capital expenditure on all the robots to put those parts together,” Musk said.
With only a month to wait until deliveries start, we can’t wait to see Model Ys start to pop up on roads. Let us know below if you’ve got one (or two) on order!