A reader sent me this picture taken in Europe (I’m being told Belgium)
At first, it does look quite a bit like a Tesla Model Y, but look again. It’s actually quite different. And the body seems a bit wider than the chassis. Once you really start looking at it, it’s all kind of strange.
It does look like a test mule for something. Elon Musk has just mentioned Tesla was working on a smaller and cheaper platform to produce. Which could explain the smaller underpinning of this prototype. And the larger body. But that body is also a bit different than the current Molde Y. Or not???
Unless this is something completely unrelated to Tesla. Even maybe some weirdo homemade stuff, I’ll say it might just be an early test mule for Tesla’s new platform. Which will probably be used for Tesla’s smaller model at first. Then for possible 2nd generations of the Model 3 and Model Y.
Elon Musk predicts the new platform will cost half to produce. And the all-new smaller compact will become so popular it will sell more than all other Tesla models combined. That means an instant best-seller around the world.
Which will probably be true…