Elon Musk announced in the Tesla Q2 2017 earnings call that he was walked back from the edge of the cliff on Model Y by his executive team. That team convinced him that building Tesla’s next-generation CUV (Compact Utility Vehicle) on the Model 3 platform was the best decision. This maximizes reuse of design work, investments in R&D, supply chain partnerships and flexibility, and potentially more.
“The Model Y will, in fact, be using substantial carryover from Model 3 in order to bring it to market faster,” Elon said
Tesla Fast Tracks Model Y To Push Into Lucrative CUV Market was originally published on CleanTechnica.