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About that Model Y (official name) teaser

Discussion in 'Future Vehicles' started by Keith909man, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Keith909man

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    IMG_4260.jpg Tesla teased their first photo of the Model Y!
    From what I've got from it was no side view mirrors, seems to have a nose like the 3 and it's labeled the Model Y as its official name.
     
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    If the NHTSA ever adjusts the laws to allow it, AP2 hardware is already perfectly set up to replace mirrors with cameras (although the current rear/side cameras aren't full color.)
     
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    Its just a model x placeholder with a bit of photoshop adjustment. Heres a enhanced image using model x reference pictures.

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  4. Keith909man

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    Well *sugar*... I guess the only thing we learned from this is the official name
     
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    Wow, that's dissapointing...
     
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    I don't agree that it's just a model x silhouette.
     
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    Kindof made me think of Volvo XC90...
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    Will this convince you?
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    I am by nature a very conservative fellow .... that said, I would feel more comforted that Tesla has sustainability if they would get the M3 in production, perfected, and establish a high customer loyalty .... and turn a profit .... before talking up a truck and a Y.

    I read the Y will need to be produced on a different assembly line ... and the M3 plant is not yet operational. That sounds like a tremendous outlay of capitol to get another assembly line operational. I know very little about E. Musk, but is he a man that is bored to death? Reading the post of this forum suggest the S still has some issues that are worthy of attention; the M3 is not even out yet, and will undoubtedly have issue in need of attention ... and now we are talking about a truck and a Y. I don't get it.

    I wonder if it is a 'shell game?' There have been allegations about moving money from the automobile interest to pay off solar commitments and earn interest. Is Musk now going to raise capitol with a Y project to pay losses on the S and the 3? From what I understand ... he has not yet made a profit making automobiles. Many a car company has been created only to collapse shortly thereafter.
     
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  10. TEG

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    The faithful always assume that there is another rabbit left in the hat.

    Somehow things move forward in spite of what seems like the end of the road. I don't know how they do it, but I have enough faith to have a deposit down on a vehicle yet to be built.

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    No. Because the headlights are clearly different.
     
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    About that "official name". Don't be surprised if Model Y actually ends up with a different designation.

    From Q2 2017 Earnings call transcript:

    Elon Musk: "No, that's one of the things that we would include. We would aim to switch out the wiring models for (inaudible) the wiring models for a redundant flex circuit that's more in the order of 100 meters or so. But -- and then we'd -- obviously, we'd aim to do that both for the Y, if it's called the Y, and the 3 as well."
     
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    Maybe the Model 4? It would follow the Model 3 (Get it...). Also if you write the number 4 with the top open, it looks like a Y. ;)
     
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    scrabble-y.jpg

    Looks like Scrabble already had it figured out.
     
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