Tesla Model Y, Model S Plaid to Hit Europe in Q3, Report Says



Tesla has had to delay the opening of its Gigafactory Berlin significantly, and a new update shows that the company may begin exporting Model Y units from Gigafactory Shanghai to catch up with Europe’s backlog of orders for the electric SUV.

The Shanghai Gigafactory will begin exporting Tesla Model Y units to Europe in the early third quarter due to major Model Y order backlogs in the continent, according to information from Troy Teslike on Patreon, and as reported by Sawyer Merritt.

The report also mentions that Tesla’s Model S Plaid will start being exported to Europe in October, after the highly-anticipated luxury sedan was made available to preorder customers in the U.S. earlier this week.

In addition to the plans to export the Model Y and Model S Plaid, Tesla will also be shutting down Model Y production at its Fremont Factory upon Gigafactory Texas starting to produce a second edition of the vehicle – which will reportedly be different from the Berlin factory version.

However, it isn’t clear if the Model Y line shutdown in Fremont will be temporary or permanent. Tesla initially planned to construct a new General Assembly line at its Fremont location, allowing them to remove the tents where the Model Y is currently being built.

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