A Tesla Model Y prototype was spotted in Toronto, feeding the rumors that Tesla might start deliveries in Canada.

Electrek, By Fred Lambert


© Electrek | Tesla Model Y spotted in Canada as rumors of deliveries increase


As we reported earlier this week, Tesla could focus on Model Y deliveries in Canada to take advantage of incentives that are soon disappearing.

It may sound unlikely since we don’t know exactly when Tesla plans to start Model Y deliveries, and generally, Tesla doesn’t launch a new vehicle in Canada until at least a few months after the US.

However, a Tesla Model Y prototype has now been spotted in Toronto.

A Tesla owner known as “Kushari” on YouTube posted this video of the Model Y driving on the streets of the Canadian city:

In March of last year, Tesla unveiled the Model Y, an all-electric crossover based on Model 3, with up to 300 miles of range.

Over the second half of 2019, Tesla has been conducting some Model Y tests on public roads.

The Model Y prototype sightings ramped up, with several different vehicles spotted mainly in California and on the West Coast, including one in the snow in the mountains in California.


CEO Elon Musk said that he expects Tesla to hit volume Model Y production by mid-2020, which means that production would start in the next few months.

Earlier this month, we reported that Tesla Model Y got its CARB certification, hinting at deliveries potentially starting soon.

Tesla is expected to give a better idea of the Model Y production and delivery timing during its earnings results today.

Electrek’s Take

Tesla could have brought the Model Y to Canada simply for more cold-weather testing, or it could be to get the vehicle homologated for the Canadian market.

I choose to believe the latter out of hope that I was right about Tesla helping Quebec buyers take advantage of the incentives.

I think it could help Tesla deliver thousands of Model Y vehicles in Canada in just a few months.

Of course, that’s if Tesla can produce those cars, but I think we will know more about that later today.

This article was originally published by Electrek.
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