Showing off a rare but refreshing sense of humility, Elon Musk told the world during the Tesla Q2 earnings call that the Model Y SUV intended to complete the company’s passenger car lineup will be based largely on the Model 3 and will feature a variation of the falcon-wing doors that are a hallmark of the Model X.
Just a short time ago, Musk told people the Model Y would be built on its unique chassis in a new factory. With this latest announcement, that has changed. “Upon the counsel of my executive team to reel me back from the cliffs of insanity, the Model Y will, in fact, be using substantial carryover from Model 3 in order to bring it to market faster,” Musk said during the call. He offered no additional input as to where the Model Y might be built.