Check out this new Hyperchange video. Gali got a tip from a Patreon supporter: apparently, someone’s Tesla delivery advisor said they were going to be delivering a few Model Ys before the end of the year.
In their Q3 2019 update letter, Tesla said “Model Y ahead of schedule, production expected by summer 2020”. A handful of deliveries this quarter would be far beyond what anyone is exepcting, and what most people (including me) think is possible.
I had expected deliveries in Q2 with Tesla aiming for a surprise start to deliveries in Q1. That would help Tesla counteract an expected US slowdown due to the expiration of US federal income tax credits. I didn’t consider Q4 a possibility, but I guess it might make sense if they’re only doing a small number of deliveries. Who knows –– take it with a grain of salt.
UPDATE: Vincent claims to hear some whispers from Suppliers that this may be true. Again, take this with a grain of salt:
Here’s the full video from Hyperchange: