Several more Tesla Model Y prototypes have been spotted recently, including two next to Model X giving a size comparison, as the automaker is ramping up its test program ahead of the start of production.
In March of last year, Tesla unveiled the Model Y, an all-electric crossover based on the Model 3, with up to 300 miles of range.
Over the second half of 2019, Tesla has been conducting some Model Y tests on public roads.
The Model Y prototype sightings ramped up with several different vehicles spotted mainly in California and on the West Coast.
Tesla has been ramping up its tests on public roads, and several more Model Y prototypes have been spotted in testing.
Earlier this week, a Model Y prototype was spotted driving in the snow in Northern California.
Now Electrek reader Leslie Inanchy spotted two Tesla Model Y prototypes being unloaded at Tesla’s HQ in Palo Alto and shared a few pictures:
As you can see, the Model Y prototypes unloaded next to a Model X — giving an interesting size comparison between Tesla’s two electric SUVs.
The new Model Y is often being confused with the Model X on the road, and while it appears almost as imposing as the Model X, the Model Y is more slender.
However, like the Model X, it can be configured with a 7-seat interior.
CEO Elon Musk said that he expects Tesla to hit volume Model Y production by mid-2020, which means that production would start in the next few months.
We reported earlier this week that Tesla Model Y got its CARB certification and registered a VIN number with the NHTSA — hinting at deliveries potentially starting soon.
Several more Model Y release candidates have been sighted lately — mainly on the West Coast. There are some reports of sightings in northern states in order to winter test the car before the production launch.
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