Tesla Model Y, Tesla Pickup and Semi updated release date

ByAdeline Kuang 2019-06-14 662

During Tesla's 2019 Annual General Meeting, Elon Musk announced a slight update of the schedules for the Tesla Model Y, the Tesla Pickup and the Tesla Semi Truck. He also pointed out that there is currently no plan to expand the product range until it is decided how battery production can be scaled accordingly. In this context Musk mentioned that the production of battery cells had to be increased considerably.

Problems in battery production have a negative effect on product release

Musk says that they "control the product launch by scaling battery production" and cannot introduce new vehicles until this is resolved. Only recently, Tesla's main battery supplier, Panasonic, announced that the two companies will not have enough capacity to build the battery to support the production of Model Y. The two companies will not be able to produce the battery until this is resolved.

This is also in line with our recent article in which we reported that Panasonic plans to manufacture the current 2170 battery cells from its cooperation with Tesla in its own battery factories in Japan. This is intended to compensate for the bottlenecks at the Gigafactory in Nevada, which the two companies have jointly built up.

Against this background, Tesla's CEO revealed a slight update of the timetable for the launch of its new products.

Slight shift in schedule for Tesla Model Y, Tesla Pickup and Tesla Semi rollout

Musk reiterated that Model Y, which has priority after Model 3, should come in autumn 2020, but he said that they actually have a more aggressive internal schedule. Furthermore, it has now been widely confirmed that Model Y will be built in Fremont. Production should definitely be up and running, as demand will be even greater than expected for Model 3.

Tesla's CEO recently announced that the upcoming Tesla Pickup Truck - also known as Model P - would be available for less than $50,000 in the basic version. It is also planned to put the Model P on the road with a range of 640 to 800 km, a dual engine all-wheel drive train with dynamic suspension and an amazing trailer load.

Musk called the Model P a "Cyberpunk Truck" during the AGM, and the Model P was placed in the timeline between the Model Y and the Tesla Semi. At least this suggests in which order we will see the new vehicles, even though no fixed date has been confirmed for the Model P. Musk confirmed, however, that Tesla hopes to unveil the electric pickup towards the end of summer 2019.

As for the Tesla Semi, the car manufacturer recently confirmed that production of the electric semi-truck had been postponed to next year after it was originally scheduled for 2019. Musk became a little more concrete and announced that it is looking forward to bringing the Tesla Semi into production towards the "end of 2020".

For the new Tesla Roadster, Musk revealed that it currently has no priority, they will initially concentrate on the three models mentioned. When Musk unveiled the prototype as early as 2017, he said she was planning deliveries for 2020 and Tesla began accepting reservations.

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