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 Green Vehicles
OEMs Name Model name Launch Supplemental Information
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Roadster (Next)

2020 A 4-seat electric sports car
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Semi

2020 A heavy-duty electric truck
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USA


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Model Y

2020 A compact electric crossover SUV
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USA


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Model 3

2017 A compact electric sedan
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2015 A full-size electric crossover SUV
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 News
Jun 13, 2019

On June 11 at the annual Tesla Inc. shareholders meeting, CEO Elon Musk dismissed concerns about demand for the company’s electric vehicles, telling shareholders that sales this quarter could hit record levels.
Tesla has said it expects to deliver 90,000 to 100,000 cars in the second quarter, although in the first quarter it delivered just 63,000 vehicles.
“I want to be clear, there is not a demand problem,” Musk said on stage at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. “We have a decent shot at a record quarter on every level. If not, it will be very close.”
The CEO said that the Gigafactory in Nevada is currently operating at 85% capacity, but even as the company expands its battery production lines, the additional 15% probably still won't be enough to sustain expected demand.
Musk said Tesla expects to begin volume production of the Model Y crossover toward the end of 2020, targeting “a car factory on each continent.”
Musk said that equipment, including stamping machines, a paint shop and battery module lines, are being installed at the new Shanghai Gigafactory, but did not announce who the battery supplier is.
The company is actively searching for a European plant site and hopes to make a location decision by the end of 2019.
Regarding the forthcoming Tesla pickup truck, Musk said that that the vehicle would be unveiled later in the summer of 2019, but its development has been difficult because the Tesla pickup would "need to be a better truck than the F-150, and a better sports car than a basic 911."
(multiple sources on June 11, 2019)

May 31, 2019

Tesla is reportedly retooling its Fremont, California, plant to build the Model Y SUV and an updated Model S, according to people within the organization.
Since laying off production staff in January, the Fremont plant now builds Model S and Model X vehicles only on day shifts during the week.
The renewed Model S, featuring a minimalist interior design, the same drive units and seats used in the top-end Model 3, and a 400-mile-range battery, is expected to begin production in September.
Sources suggest that Models S and X will need to be built on the same production line to provide space for the new model as the company attempts to begin Model Y production in late 2019.
Tesla is reportedly only beginning to place orders for new equipment to manufacture the Model Y, and though CEO Elon Musk previously suggested that the company would build the Model Y in Fremont, there has yet been no formal announcement.
(multiple sources on May 29, 2019)

May 21, 2019

On May 15, Tesla Inc. disclosed in an annual report to New York state that its solar factory in Buffalo, New York would become the manufacturing home for its electric vehicle Supercharger cabinets and other energy storage products.
In doing so, it would meet employment targets connected to the state subsidies received by the facility.
Tesla employs 329 workers at the factory while partner Panasonic Corp. has approximately 400 employees there.
Tesla has more than 300 employees elsewhere in the state, according to its report.
The company was required to have a minimum of 500 employees in the state by April 30 as part of its commitment to New York, which provided USD 750 million in subsidies for the plant.
As the company is required to employ 1,460 workers in New York one year from now, Tesla said it will also open three new vehicle service centers in the state.
Tesla had been scaling back the solar business it acquired with the USD 2.6 billion purchase of SolarCity in 2016.
The Solar Roof product manufactured there has been slower to reach the market than originally planned.
(multiple sources on May 15, 2019)