Tesla recently sent a confirmation email to subscribers to long all-wheel drive Model Y, saying it would deliver the long-awaited electric crossover to them in March. Thousands of Tesla Model Y SUVs have been found in the parking lot of Tesla’s Fremont plant, as evidenced by Tesla’s preparations for a mass delivery in March, Insideevs reported.
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Tesla released the Model Y in March 2019 and will begin production in January in limited quantities. The company initially announced that Model Y would begin delivery in the fall of 2020, but was later moved to the summer of 2020. In a recent earnings call, Tesla again advanced its schedule to announce delivery by the end of the first quarter.
With Model Y delivered about six to nine months earlier than expected, this could be A significant achievement for Tesla in increasing production capacity at its Fremont plant. The Fremont plant currently has an annual production capacity of 400,000 Model 3 and Model Y. After the upgrade, the production capacity can be increased to 500,000 vehicles per year.
“We learned a lot about adding capacity to the Model 3,” Zachary Kirkhorn, Tesla’s chief financial officer, said on the company’s fourth-quarter earnings conference call. As a result, we are able to put new capacity to work faster and at a lower cost. The launch of model 3 in Shanghai and model Y in Fremont all prove this. “