Tesla's one millionth vehicle is a Model Y


The company built its 1 million cars - a Red Y Model - at its facilities in California on Monday.

Tesla launched its first consumer auto, the Roadster, in 2008, which means it took a little more than twelve years to reach this milestone of one million cars.

If the company goes ahead with the new plants, it will take the number of factories Tesla has to seven. One of the photos is a red Model Y, most likely the millionth EV to come off its production line, while the other is the same vehicle surrounded by company personnel. It was a pricy electric sports vehicle with a limited run: only about 2,500 were sold, and it took four years for Tesla to announce its first sedan, the Model S.

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Musk said at the call that in order to achieve lower production costs for the Made-in-China Model 3 at the Shanghai factory, Tesla would aim to localise 100% of parts by the end of 2020.

Tesla's production and delivery plans in Shanghai have been disrupted by a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 3,100 people in the world's second-largest economy. Over the years, Tesla has managed to debunk EV myths with unheard of performance off the line and also their ability to deliver best-in-class range consistently. At the end of a year ago, he delivered his first cars manufactured in his Shanghai Gigafactory. Some buyers have said on Chinese social media that the control units in their cars run on HW2.5 chips, which are less advanced than the HW3.0 chips listed on the spec sheet.