Meet The Newly Launched Tesla Model Y Which Completes The S3XY Lineup

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And with Tesla being Tesla, an all-wheel drive dual-motor version will be available for $51,000 while a performance version will be available for $60,000. This gets you 300 miles of range, a 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds, and 130mph top speed.

A Standard Range version will follow later in Spring 2021 for $39,000 (roughly £26,000) with 230 miles of range, a 120mph top speed and 5.9 second 0-60mph time.

The Tesla boss had previously described the Model Y as part of a plan to reach a wider audience, following on from the Model 3 - the cheapest auto in its range, which was launched in 2017. Top speed is 209 km/h, and Musk also assures that it "ride [s] like a sports auto... really tight in corners". At first look-for a vehicle that won't arrive for Americans until late 2020-Tesla was ready not just to build the hype, but help show right away how the Model Y pencils out.

"But, now that Model 3 production is going well, we're excited about the solar roof, solar retrofit and power wall", he said. All it requires is a $2,500 deposit.

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Musk has been under fire in recent months for his behavior, his picking fights with the SEC, and the production challenges that have faced Tesla, but taking a step back, it is hard even for the more cynical among us not to be genuinely impressed with what Musk and Tesla have achieved. With that we were back at the pick up and drop off zone and were done. Model X may have been too unique, but Model Y threatens to shift over to the opposite end of the spectrum, to a space inhabited by the worst examples of "brand engineering" and barely-distinguishable variants.

After that long windup, a blue Model Y rolled onto the stage in a bit of an anticlimax - it was hard to distinguish the Model Y crossover from the Model 3 sedan, at least online.

Elon Musk, Chief Executive of Tesla has plans of selling more examples of Model Y as compared to Model 3 and Model S combined.

"2018 felt like aging five years in one", Musk said.

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Given the popularity of SUVs in the US, the Model Y is likely to be even better-received than the Model 3-if it can skip to a drama-free production ramp-up as well as it skips the Model 3 hype. The Model Y is a crossover because Tesla says it is, and because - side by side with the Model 3 - it's bigger. Deliveries are set to start from fall of 2020, the new Model Y will boast of a 450 km range and 240 kmph top speed.

One of the headline figures for the Model Y is its 0.23 Cd.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's dream of making a smaller and more affordable SUV than the Model X - and completing the Tesla Model lineup so it can spell S-3-X-Y - has officially become a reality. A large segment of Tesla fans and market pundits are obsessed with hearing about every detail of how Tesla is doing what they are doing (and thanks for reading this article and visiting CleanTechnica!), but instead of feeding into that and potentially making statements that are hard to follow through on, the Model Y announcement was a simple presentation walking people through the history of the company, and explaining what the next step was.

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