Tesla changes plans to start Model Y production

The electric carmaker planned a production ramp of 7,000 Model SUVs


Reuters December 04, 2018
A Tesla dealership is seen in West Drayton, just outside London, Britain, February 7, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

Tesla had plans to build its pilot small electric SUV Model Y at Gigafactory 1 by June 1, 2020, the Business Insider reported on Monday, citing leaked internal documents, but said the company changed its plans later.

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The electric carmaker planned a production ramp of 7,000 Model SUVs a week at the plant in Nevada by December 2020, and 5,000 Model Ys a week at its China Gigafactory by February 2021, the website said, citing documents sent to staff before Tesla's earnings call in October.

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However, “the timelines and information shared here are outdated,” the Business Insider quoted a Tesla representative as saying.

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