“I think the Model Y is going to be a manufacturing revolution,” Musk said, adding that the new model will be “incredible from a manufacturing standpoint.”At the moment, Tesla just doesn’t have the space to begin assembly on a new vehicle. The Model Y will probably not be built in any of the existing factories, then, but someplace new. Musk is yet to disclose further details, but as far as rumours go we may be seeing two new Tesla factories popping up any day soon. This includes a Gigafactory in Shanghai, China. Musk has already stated that Tesla plans to do away with the 12-volt battery architecture currently used in the other models. By doing so, the automaker could reduce the length of electric wiring required and thereby reduce automation. It would simplify the entire production process. Musk has also said that he plans on introducing more robots into the Tesla production line. Tesla’s vehicle manufacturing is already quite automated, with robots such as one nicknamed ‘Flufferbot’ – tasked with placing fibreglass mats on top of the vehicle’s battery packs. According to the Tesla CEO, the automation will be used to greater strategic effect for the Model Y.