General Motors has been keeping its future electric vehicle plans hush-hush, but as always, Telsa CEO Elon Musk wasn’t coy about future product. In fact, he teased the upcoming Tesla Model Y during a shareholder meeting.
The Model Y will be a smaller SUV than the Model X, meaning it could size up more like the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. Chevrolet does refer to the Bolt EV as a crossover, after all. Musk reiterated the Model Y will not be built atop the Model 3’s platform and it will use its own dedicated architecture. He also stated it will have its own dedicated factory, according to Inside EVs.
Despite the Model 3’s launch still potentially months out, Musk is already confident the Model Y will outsell the Model 3 sedan.
“…we are aiming for that to hit the roads in 2019 approximately. And probably the demand for Model Y will exceed the demand for Model 3.”
Other manufacturers are also taking to fully electric crossovers. Kia and Hyundai will reportedly introduce an all-electric subcompact crossover, notably. Where Chevrolet goes next with its technology underpinning the Bolt EV remains to be seen, though.