Tesla minibus will be built on a model X chasis

Elon Musk said that the “obvious priority” after Model 3 production would be the compact SUV that was also mentioned in the Master Plan, the one that has been rumored in the past as the “Model Y.” “That’s also a car where we expect to see demand in the 500,000 to 1,000,000-per-year level,” he said. Musk did not, however, mention when the Model Y might be unveiled.

Musk has confirmed that the brand’s upcoming compact crossover will be called the Model Y and will be based on the upcoming Model 3 platform. “Model Y (compact SUV) off Model 3 chassis,” tweeted Musk. The Model 3 will be the brand’s first high-volume offering and is expected to launch in 2017, so expect the Model Y sometime after that.

Tesla plans driverless buses that can be summoned by the press of a button and can drop you off right at your front door. Along with an all-electric heavy-duty semi-truck, Tesla’s new minibus is said to be ready to debut next year.

Speculation on what a Tesla Minibus would look like

Telsa is working on a pickup truck which will eventually spawn a cargo van to compete with the Ford Transit and Mercedes Sprinter.

SOURCES – Twitter, Auto Guide