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      03-03-2019 06:47 PM #1
      https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1102332778492772352

      Perhaps an even bigger hit than the Model 3 given the boner that Americans have for crossovers?





      Tesla will unveil its Model Y crossover SUV on March 14th during an event at the company’s design studio in Los Angeles, CEO Elon Musk announced Sunday. The new electric car will be Tesla’s fifth since the company was founded in 2003.

      The Model Y will share about 75 percent of its parts with the Model 3, which is currently Tesla’s most affordable car. It will be built at the company’s Gigafactory outside Reno, Nevada, and is supposed to enter volume production in 2020. Tesla also eventually plans to make Model Ys at the Gigafactory it’s building in Shanghai, China.

      Musk’s announcement comes just three days after Tesla finally made the long-promised $35,000 Model 3 available to order.

      Tesla has only shown one teaser image of the Model Y to this point: a simple black-and-white silhouette. But the company’s been talking about the car for years. In 2015, Musk tweeted the name of the Model Y before quickly deleting the tweet. He also went back and forth on whether the compact SUV would be built on the same technological platform as the Model 3, before ultimately deciding to share technology between the cars in order to be able to bring the Model Y to market on time. Musk said Tesla signed off on the final design late last year.

      Musk had previously joked that the Model Y would be unveiled on March 15th “because the Ides of March sounded good.” A few Chinese media outlets had speculated earlier this month that Tesla might wait to reveal the car at April’s Shanghai Auto Show.

      Musk also tweeted Sunday that the third version of its “Supercharger” electric car charging stations will be revealed this coming week. The first public station will go live at 8PM PT on Wednesday, March 6th, though he didn’t reveal the location.

      Version 3 of Tesla’s Supercharger is supposed to be able to charge cars at a rate of 350kW or more, according to previous tweets from Musk. That would help the company keep pace with some budding competition in the space. Porsche has said it will build 350kW chargers for its much-anticipated lineup of electric sports cars, and Volkswagen has already begun building a network of charging stations under the Electrify America brand that can charge between 150kW and 350kW. Tesla’s current Superchargers have a max rate of 145kW, and its cars can only accept up to 120kW.
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      03-03-2019 06:56 PM #2
      Model Why?
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      03-03-2019 07:01 PM #3
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      Model Why?
      Model 3 owners keep calling their cars M3s so it wouldn't surprise me if they call the Tesla Model Y the TMY, pronounced Timmy. Either way it should be popular for sure.

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      03-03-2019 07:06 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Model Why?
      Quote Originally Posted by AZGolf View Post
      Model 3 owners keep calling their cars M3s so it wouldn't surprise me if they call the Tesla Model Y the TMY, pronounced Timmy. Either way it should be popular for sure.
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      03-03-2019 08:08 PM #5
      I would be excited for this, except I almost know it's going to have a boring all-straight-lines crap interior and a big huge screen just floating in the middle, and I cannot contemplate sitting in that environment for my daily commute for even a week, let alone the life of the car in my possession.
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      03-03-2019 08:29 PM #6
      How is there not a deposit/waiting list for this at least like 4 times as long as the Model 3's ?
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    7. 03-04-2019 03:33 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by turbinepowered View Post
      I would be excited for this, except I almost know it's going to have a boring all-straight-lines crap interior and a big huge screen just floating in the middle, and I cannot contemplate sitting in that environment for my daily commute for even a week, let alone the life of the car in my possession.
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      03-04-2019 09:24 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by turbinepowered View Post
      I would be excited for this, except I almost know it's going to have a boring all-straight-lines crap interior and a big huge screen just floating in the middle, and I cannot contemplate sitting in that environment for my daily commute for even a week, let alone the life of the car in my possession.
      Well isn't it super great that you have a crap ton of totally curvy squiggly lined multi buttoned Japanese models to choose from, that'll surly keep you busy and occupied in your commute. I personally can think of worst commuting environments i.e. standing with coughing commuters on a crowded subway train for one. I mean you may not like the interior but it can't be THAT bad.
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      Ha! Just came to post that.

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      03-14-2019 07:25 PM #10
      Great another coupe SUV with a sloped roof

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      03-14-2019 07:27 PM #11
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      Do you start the car by throwing a pizza onto the nearest roof?

      Quote Originally Posted by HI SPEED View Post
      Great another coupe SUV with a sloped roof
      Given the X, was there any doubt it would have something other than this shape?
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      03-14-2019 07:37 PM #12
      Given the X, was there any doubt it would have something other than this shape?[/QUOTE]

      They had a chance here to not make onother egg with compromised utility.

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      03-14-2019 07:48 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      0.35%. Not really up in any significant way. Maybe tomorrow after the introduction.
      That's just today. I'm talking week-long.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Miyagi View Post
      That's just today. I'm talking week-long.
      Still down 10% from end of February and down 25% from mid Dec 2018.

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      03-14-2019 08:55 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by HI SPEED View Post
      Given the X, was there any doubt it would have something other than this shape?
      They had a chance here to not make onother egg with compromised utility.[/QUOTE]Really?
      It is based on the 3 and they care about aerodynamics.
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      03-14-2019 09:10 PM #16
      My mind is able to fill in what I can't see in the covered image with a somewhat cool, Mazda-like shape, but I'm pretty conviced it's going to be a hideous spawn of Model X and 3. The Model X is one of the lease attractive cars on the road.

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      03-14-2019 09:11 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnoughCars View Post
      It is based on the 3 and they care about aerodynamics.
      Imagine if they start to care about QA/QC!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Double-V View Post
      Imagine if they start to care about QA/QC!
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      03-15-2019 01:36 AM #20
      This is a hatchback right?

      No pictures of the rear cargo room which is the only thing I care about.

      Can my dog go on the back?

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      03-15-2019 02:12 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by HI SPEED View Post
      This is a hatchback right?

      No pictures of the rear cargo room which is the only thing I care about.

      Can my dog go on the back?
      Scroll down to utility.

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    22. 03-15-2019 07:41 AM #22
      Love the tech, it generally has nice lines, but what's with that nosecone? It reminds me of a paddleboat.
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      Quote Originally Posted by spoonie View Post
      Love the tech, it generally has nice lines, but what's with that nosecone? It reminds me of a paddleboat.
      Their inability to figure out what to do with the front fascia that doesn't require a large intake for cooling really irks me. HIRE A NEW STYLIST!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Zunflower View Post
      Their inability to figure out what to do with the front fascia that doesn't require a large intake for cooling really irks me. HIRE A NEW STYLIST!
      I stated when the 3 was unveiled - Tesla has to get some vinyl grille decals made to be sold as a $900 option. They'll make a killing.

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