A Tesla Model Y prototype has arrived in Quebec, Canada, as the carmaker appears to be conducting some winter tests before the first cars are delivered,media reported. Last March, Tesla announced the launch of the Model Y, an all-electric crossover built on the Model 3, with a range of up to 300 miles.
In the second half of the same year, Tesla has been testing the new car on public roads, and the number of sightings has begun to diversify. In addition to California and the West Coast, Model Y is seen even in the snow in the california mountains.
Last month, a Model Y tested cold weather in the snow in Minnesota. Now, it’s in a colder place — Quebec, Canada.
Kevin Proulx and his daughter are believed to have found a Model Y on a highway between Montreal and Quebec. It doesn’t look very clean.
Although Proulx’s daughter was afraid of being photographed by Tesla engineers, she took some good pictures:
To be sure, this is definitely the dirtiest Model Y ever seen. That’s a good sign that Tesla has conducted extensive tests on the car. And two weeks ago, a model Y prototype with the same configuration was unveiled in Toronto, so Tesla may have been driving the Model Y nationwide.
Perhaps to take advantage of the dissonating benefits, Tesla is focusing on Canada’s Model Y delivery. The recent sighting of Model Y on Canadian roads may mean that the carmaker has already started the certification process ahead of schedule.
Last month, Tesla confirmed that it was starting production of model Y in Fremont, California, with the first deliveries to take place in March.