A Tesla Model Y prototype was spotted in Toronto, feeding the rumors that Tesla might start deliveries in Canada.
As we reported earlier this week, Tesla could focus on Model Y deliveries in Canada to take advantage of incentives that are soon disappearing.
It may sound unlikely since we don’t know exactly when Tesla plans to start Model Y deliveries, and generally, Tesla doesn’t launch a new vehicle in Canada until at least a few months after the US.
However, a Tesla Model Y prototype has now been spotted in Toronto.
A Tesla owner known as “Kushari” on YouTube posted this video of the Model Y driving on the streets of the Canadian city:
In March of last year, Tesla unveiled the Model Y, an all-electric crossover based on the Model 3, with up to 300 miles of range.
Over the second half of 2019, Tesla has been conducting some Model Y tests on public roads.
The Model Y prototype sightings ramped up, with several different vehicles spotted mainly in California and on the West Coast, including one in the snow in the mountains in California.
Last month, a Model Y prototype was spotted in Florida. The automaker was also spotted cold-weather testing the Model Y in Minnesota. Yesterday, we reported on two other Model Y prototypes in Boulder.
CEO Elon Musk said that he expects Tesla to hit volume Model Y production by mid-2020, which means that production would start in the next few months.
Earlier this month, we reported that Tesla Model Y got its CARB certification, hinting at deliveries potentially starting soon.
Tesla is expected to give a better idea of the Model Y production and delivery timing during its earnings results today.
Tesla could have brought the Model Y to Canada simply for more cold weather testing, or it could be to get the vehicle homologated for the Canadian market.
I choose to believe the latter out of hope that I was right about Tesla helping Quebec buyers take advantage of the incentives.
I think it could help Tesla deliver thousands of Model Y vehicles in Canada in just a few months.
Of course, that’s if Tesla can produce those cars, but I think we will know more about that later today.
What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.
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