Elon Musk will take the stage tonight at Tesla’s design studio in Hawthorne, California, to unveil the Model Y, his electric automaker’s latest model. So far, we don’t know much about the Y beyond the basics. It will be a small SUV. It will of course be all-electric. And it will be Tesla’s fourth model currently on sale, completing what we’ll call the four sexies—that’s the Model S, X, 3, and Y. (Ford owns the copyright to the name Model E, so ‘3’ had to do.)
At the event, Musk will lay out the car’s specs, special features, and design highlights. Tesla will also offer test rides in the car, though past experience says attendees won’t get behind the wheel themselves—these cars are early prototypes, and the events usually have an open bar. As a bonus, given today’s holiday status, Musk told his Twitter followers that this event will come “with pie.”
Adding an SUV to its lineup is a logical next step for Tesla, which is establishing itself in the market as a mass automaker and fending off new battery-powered challenges from its…
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