It turns out Tesla delayed the launch of an unannounced product (presumably Tesla Model Y) on October 17 and while details are scant, it seems that Elon Musk wasn’t too pleased with the product.
The October 17 event was organised in a rather secret way and while there was no prior information about what Musk was going to unveil, it was rumoured that the ‘product’ was most likely the Tesla Model Y that is being awaited eagerly by Tesla fans across the globe.
Musk took to Twitter to announce the delay of the event and refraining to revealing too much about the product or why there will be a delay, Musk said that they needed little time to refine the product they were about to announce.
Back in the first half of 2016 it was announced by the electric vehicle manufacturer that they will be expanding their EV model portfolio to include electric vans, minibus and even a pick-up truck and this led many to believe that the October 17 event was going to see launch of at least one of these products along with the Model Y.
Musk was also mysterious when he had revealed earlier that the October 2016 announcement was going to be something totally unexpected and while the event didn’t happen, the delay has raised curiosity levels.
One of the things that we have been hearing from quite a few sources is that Tesla is busy improving its charging technologies alongside road-imaging technology and so on. It could also happen that the delay could be tied to a recent order from German authorities not to use ‘autopilot’ feature in Tesla’s advertisements, but we can’t be sure about that. Tesla’s driverless tech is still a few months away, so it is not going to be that for sure.
We have also heard that Tesla Model Y, which could be based on Model 3, will most likely be a compact SUV. If Tesla does launch a commercial EV, we believe it will be based on its Model X and for all future models Tesla will most probably stick to Model 3 or the Model X as the base. So, until Tesla reveals a new event date, keep your ears and eyes open!