TESLA TO REVEAL MODEL Y CROSSOVER THIS WEEK

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Elon Musk on Sunday announced the upcoming unveiling of Tesla’s long-awaited Model Y crossover.

Little is known about the automobile, billed as a sport utility vehicle on the frame of a car.

We got the briefest glance in 2017, but specifics of the manufacturer’s fifth model remains a mystery.

Musk did reveal that, “being an SUV,” the Model Y is about 10 percent bigger than its Model 3 predecessor, and will cost “about 10 percent more.” The added heft also means slightly less range for the same battery.

A full introduction—complete with pricing and specs, as well as test rides for journalists—is only 10 days away.

Despite his success as an entrepreneur and innovator, 46-year-old Musk still has the sense of humor of a 13-year-old: Following the Model S, Model 3, and Model X, Tesla’s latest offering rounds out the “S-E [3]-X-Y” luxury vehicle lineup.

*Rolls eyes*

The first public Tesla V3.0 Supercharger Station, meanwhile, will go live Wednesday, March 6.

A full introduction—complete with pricing and specs, as well as test rides for journalists—is only 10 days away.

Despite his success as an entrepreneur and innovator, 46-year-old Musk still has the sense of humor of a 13-year-old: Following the Model S, Model 3, and Model X, Tesla’s latest offering rounds out the “S-E [3]-X-Y” luxury vehicle lineup.

 

Details are scant, though Musk has previously teased that competitors’ 350kW stations would seem like a “children’s toy” in comparison. So expect minutes-long battery charges, as opposed to the near-hour it usually takes for a top up.

Last week, Tesla announced plans to close its brick-and-mortar stores so it can drop the starting price of the Model 3 to $35,000.

The vehicle maker will shift worldwide sales online in an effort to cut costs and meet payment promises. A handful of stores in high-traffic locations will be transformed into branded galleries, showcases, and information centers.

Plus, an improved return policy means customers can ditch the test drive, and instead give back the car within seven days or 1,000 miles for a full refund.

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