Tesla Model Y Livestream: How to Watch Elon Musk Unveil the Electric SUV

The time is now for the Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk’s compact, all-electric SUV is soon expected to take the stage at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, California. The event is scheduled to kick off at 11 p.m. Eastern and will take the wraps off of a project that Musk first teased in a near instantly-deleted tweet all the way back in 2015.

Only a handful of investors, analysts, and journalists scored an invite to the exclusive event. But like the 2016 unveiling of the Model 3 and the reveal of the Tesla Semi in 2017, the Model Y’s big day will be live streamed from Tesla’s website. To pile on the FOMO even more, Musk has also said on Twitter that there will be pie.

Tesla Model Y Unveil: How to Live Stream

Hours before the event, Tesla published a teaser video showing off the Model Y’s silhouette and informing EV fans how to tune in. It’ll all go down on Tesla’s live stream landing page, but interested viewers need to sign up with their name, email address, and phone number if they want to make sure to catch every minute of the event.

Interested viewers need to register for the Model Y live stream if they want to catch the action.


The site promises to “send you an invite in the hours leading up to the event.” There will also likely be both email and text notifications to let viewers know that the show is about to begin. But expect a late night, (or a really early morning), if you’re planning on tuning in from anyone outside of the west coast of the United States.

Tesla Model Y Unveil: When to Watch

The event is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Pacific, or 11 p.m. Eastern. For Tesla fans across the globe Elon Musk will take the stage at the following time to reveal the Model Y:

  • 3 a.m. British
  • 4 a.m. Central European
  • 11 a.m. on Friday in China
  • 12 p.m. on Friday in Japan
  • 2 p.m. on Friday Australia

Tesla Model Y Unveil: What to Expect

The Model Y has been teased as being an entry-level SUV that could cost around $38,500. To keep costs low, it is said to share about 75 percent of the same parts as the Model 3, Tesla’s entry level sedan. That overlap suggests that the two cars will be very similar, except with a hatch back and some extra space.

On the other hand, even if Model Y turns out to be similar to the Model 3, it could still very well mark a new milestone in Tesla’s larger plan to move toward fully autonomous vehicles.

In an interview last month, Musk said It could be the company’s first-ever vehicle to be fully self-driving from launch. Musk also said that the company will offer “feature complete” autonomous driving sometime this year.

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