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Tesla has said its newly-launched Model Y will start being delivered in “Fall 2020,” but the automaker has yet to decide where the all-electric crossover SUV will be built.
Speaking on Tesla’s Q1 2019 earnings call, Chief Executive Elon Musk said the company is still trying to make a “close call” on “whether Model Y vehicle production should be in California or Nevada,” referring the company’s Fremont, Calif. factory or Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nev.
Still, other preparations for the Model Y are being made.
“We have ordered all of the tooling and equipment required for Model Y,” Musk said on the earnings call. “So, we don’t expect this in any way to delay production of Model Y.”
The Model Y is built on the same platform as Model 3, with around 70% of the same parts. It’s enough of a manufacturing head start that Tesla seems confident tooling can be installed and production can begin without much trouble, definitely not the “production hell” the company experienced in the early days of the Model 3.
Musk said a final decision is coming “very soon.”