Tesla's next nameplate — the Model Y crossover — just underwent a re-engineering before it was ever produced.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk wowed analysts in May when he revealed that the Model Y would have its own architecture, rather than riding on the new Model 3 platform.
He said the new approach would allow the Y to require only 100 meters — or 328 feet — of electrical wiring in construction, compared with about 5,000 feet of wiring in the new Model 3 sedan.
But Musk has changed course.
He told analysts Aug. 2 that "upon the counsel of my executive team ... who reeled me back from the cliffs of insanity ... the Model Y will in fact be using a substantial carryover from Model 3 in order to bring it to market faster."
But, he added, the Y will still cut back its necessary wiring to 328 feet as planned.