June 11 (UPI) — Electric car maker Tesla officially launched international delivery of Model Y on Tuesday, starting in Canada, according tomedia reports. Charlie Wang, a Vancouver store consultant at Tesla, said the company would begin delivering Model Y in Vancouver, Canada, in June.
Tesla expects to begin international delivery of Model Y to major markets in Europe and Asia sometime in the first half of 2021.
Tesla launched the Model Y in March last year as a cross-border sport utility vehicle that can carry up to seven passengers and has a range of up to 300 miles.”
In January, Tesla confirmed that it had begun production of the Model Y at its Fremont plant, less than a year after the company launched the car. In March,media reported that the company had officially begun delivering Model Y, the first of which took place in Utah.
Currently, only Tesla’s Fremont plant produces model Y, but Tesla’s Shanghai plant is also accelerating the expansion of the Model Y plant, which is expected to begin production next year.
Earlier, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed in an email to employees that Tesla is facing problems increasing model Y production.
That’s because Tesla’s Fremont plant began temporarily shutting down on March 24 and didn’t restart production until last month because of the new crown outbreak. After the plant reopens and resumes production, it will take some time for it to reach the level it was before it was shut down on March 24.
In a new email to production staff on Saturday, Musk said he would visit the assembly line every week to help solve production problems.