|The SUV Y model from ELON MUSK'S brings more Tesla|
The SUV Y model from ELON MUSK'S brings more Tesla to more audiences
Model Y is here, and Elon Musk has shown again why Tesla may be the most exciting car companies on the planet - despite crises and never-ending disputes.
From the theater at Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, Musk unveiled the SUV, which shares about three-quarters of its parts with the Sadan 3.
But slightly larger, with three rows and a space for seven passengers. You can now arrange the car through the Tesla website, if you put $ 2500.
Tesla plans to launch the Y model with four flavors.
The "Performance" version, due to be released in the fall of 2020, will run from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and will offer a distance of 280 miles to $ 60,000.
The Dual Motor AWD, also scheduled for the fall of 2020, should operate from 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds, a top speed of 135 mph and travel up to 280 miles on one charge for $ 51,000.
Tesla is the Long Range, which is also scheduled to fall in the fall of 2020. It will have 300 miles of range, 130 mph and 24 hours a race between 5.5 seconds and 60 seconds, compared to $ 47,000.
Finally, the $ 39,000 Standard Range, due in spring 2021, should reach 230 miles per charge, with a top speed of 120 mph and 0 to 60 times 5.9 seconds.
An important reminder, with respect to those dates: Tesla rarely reaches its deadlines,
When Musk took the stage on Thursday - dressed in full black, with Nike sneakers bearing the Tesla logo, he began to talk about history.
He said: "There was a time when electric cars seemed very stupid." He took out the previous Tesla cars, one by one: the Roadster, the two seats, the Sedan S model, the X model SUV, and the model 3.
Plus, some cars to be: , Both Tesla says will go to production next year Musk talked about how Tesla plant was built in Fremont, California, and a "Gigafactory" battery outside Renault, Nevada, and a factory under construction in Shanghai.
The Y model, to be released in the fall of 2020, will range from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and provide a range of 280 miles for $ 60,000. It has three rows, with space for seven
Musk used the difficulty of manufacturing large quantities of cars, saying that they proved difficult to build 100 times more than design.
"He felt like he was five years old," he told the audience. "Honestly, I've been very intense." This is not the first time that the process has been recognized as difficult.
He warned that the construction of model 3 would be "production hell". Reports from inside Tesla indicate that he was right. In about a year, Tesla will produce 1 million cars.
The Y model comes at an interesting time for Tesla. After a year of unrest, Muskian Twitter flames wars, lawsuits, model 3 production is finally going smoothly, the auto industry posted profits in the third and fourth quarter of its first repeat its performance -2018.
Last month, Musk announced that Tesla will finally begin selling a $ 35,000 version of the Prius 3, a landmark price point promised for years.
But alongside the rest of the industry, Tesla faces a tight market now, Musk said he did not expect the company to be profitable in the first quarter of this year.
To deliver this $ 35,000 model, Tesla had to cut costs, announcing that it would close most of its stores and move its full sales model online.
Then, earlier this week, she went back, saying she would keep more stores open, but she raises the prices on all her cars by about 3 per cent on average (but still this baseline provides $ 35,000 model 3).
The interesting thing about the Y model, from Tesla's point of view, is that it is able to push the automaker further into the mass market.
SUVs, you see, are very popular - the fastest growing auto segment in the United States.
Ford and General Motors abandoned the idea of selling ordinary cars to Americans. Mosk said: "We will probably do more than Y and S and 3 [sales] combined."
Because the Y model is relatively inexpensive, it can reach vast areas of the market that can not afford to buy a luxury car, take care of electricity, and want something more wonderful than a sedan.
The Y model represents the biggest opportunity for Tesla so far. "It should resonate in price and body with the majority of car buyers today," says Carl Brower, industry analyst at Kelly Blue Book.
"This also makes Model Y the most important vehicle in Tesla's history."
At the same time, despite regulators urging around the world, the rest of the automotive industry has begun to buy this power entirely.
They come with SUVs: the Audi tron and Jaguar i-Pace are already on the market. Porsche, BMW, Volkswagen, Volvo, and Mercedes are preparing similar offers.
Newcomers like Rivian and Byton are jumping.
Tesla sold these 1 million cars at a time when there were a few other electric options.
Now buyers should not only win battery power, but also Tesla specifically.
In reference to the inaccurate name of his cars, S, 3, X and Y, Musk said, "We are re-emerging dramatically, quite literally."
But like anyone heading towards full adulthood, Tesla began to rely less on sex appeal, and more on wisdom and experience.