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Tesla Model Y

• One of Tesla’s newest automobiles is the Model Y, an electric compact crossover utility vehicle unveiled in 2019. Based on the same platform as the Model 3 sedan but with a raised ride height and roomier interior, it is smaller and less expensive than Tesla’s other SUV offering, the Model X. Like the Model 3, the Model Y can be had with a single motor rear-wheel drive drivetrain or a dual motor all-wheel drive system, and comes with a variety of output and ranges.

Design

• There were four planned powertrain configurations for the Model Y: Standard Range Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD), Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive, Long Range with Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive (AWD), and Performance (with Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive). The Long Range AWD model and the Performance model are currently being delivered.

Performance

• The Standard Range RWD configuration was initially canceled in July 2020, due to the range (230 mi or 370 km EPA) being unacceptably low to CEO Elon Musk, but was orderable as of January 2021 (with 244 mi or 393 km of EPA range). By February 7, 2021, the Long Range RWD appears to have been cancelled. As of December 6, 2021, Tesla formally notified people who had pre-ordered the Long Range RWD that their chosen configuration is no longer available

Production

• There are currently no Tesla Model Ys listed on JamesEdition, but the standard model starts at a remarkably low $41,990. Upgrading to the Model Y Long Range costs $49,990 and the Model Y Performance raises the price to $59,990.