Tesla just released its first teaser for its upcoming Model Y crossover during its annual shareholder meeting at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. The Model Y is a smaller crossover that will slot in the lineup below the Model X.
Originally it was reported that the Model Y would share its platform with the Model 3, but instead Tesla has decided to base the Model Y on an entirely new platform. Elon Musk has already revealed that the new platform will be ready for production by late 2019 or early 2020.
Fortunately we won’t have to wait until 2019 to see the Model Y, since like the Model 3, S and X models, Tesla likes to hold a reveal at least a year before production, to start taking reservations.
Elon Musk revealed at the shareholder meeting that he expects the Model Y to actually be more popular than the Model 3. The Model Y will also do away with the 12-volt battery architecture, which will lead to less wiring and an easier production process.
Tesla hasn’t announced when the Model Y will be revealed, but Tesla could use the upcoming Tesla Semi unveiling to release more tidbits about the Model Y.