Tesla has successfully sold a million cars in the market now, and the millionth car to be rolled off from its assembly line is the newest Model-Y.
The automobile industry has largely functioned on fossil-fueled cars for years now. The electric-powered cars are still considered as the wheels of the future. However, the story doesn’t seem to be same anymore as Tesla has recently registered a sales milestone of 10,00,000 cars. The manufacturer recently rolled out a millionth car from its Fremont, California based manufacturing facility. The millionth car to be produced from the factory was a Model Y, a picture of which was shared via a tweet by Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Inc.
The 1 millionth car from to be produced and sold form the Tesla is the Model Y crossover
The EV brand currently sells 5 products in total- Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, and Roadster. The Model Y is the latest offering from the manufacturer and is offered in two range options, Standard Range and Long Range, namely. The Standard Range version can be had only with a rear-wheel-drive layout, while the Long Range option is available with the all-wheel-drive layout as well. With a starting price of $39,000, the deliveries of Model Y will commence by this month itself in the US market, while the Canadian buyers will get cars delivered by mid-2020.
With a successful start with the Model 3, Tesla is betting big with the Model Y as the electric carmaker is expecting to hit its next million-sales milestone in just two years from now. However, it should be noted that the global demand for crossovers has observed sudden spurge across the globe and thus the carmaker is expecting big numbers with its future projections.
Tesla Roadster is the brand's hypercar offering in the market and can do a 0-100 kmph run in just 2 seconds
Although, the manufacturer had initially planned to launch the made in China Model Y in the American and Canadian market by the end of 2020. However, with the novel Coved-19 Coronavirus outbreak, the deadline was shifted to early 2021, which is also expected to go for a toss. Tesla's Shanghai-based Gigafactory has an annual production capacity of 2,50,000 units, but the epidemic has affected the operations at the facility. Nevertheless, the car manufacturer has done a commendable feat of reaching a milestone of selling 1 million EVs.