Tesla delivered the first units of its new electric SUV, the Model Y, to the American market this Friday.
Let’s go for the Tesla Model Y! With 6 months ahead of schedule, the Californian group has just started the first deliveries of its electric SUV in the American market. A few weeks ago, the manufacturer had already invited some of its customers to set a delivery date from March 15. It was finally two days in advance that deliveries began this Friday, March 13. The first of these took place in Utah.
In addition to these deliveries, the manufacturer also communicated new details about the the model. We learn in particular that the wireless charger for mobile phones, optional on the Tesla Model 3, is part of the standard package of the new Tesla electric SUV. In case of exterior dimensions, we have made a visual comparison of Model Y with all other vehicles in Tesla’s fleet, which you can view here.
Other interesting information: the manufacturer has officially published the Model Y user manual. With more than 200 pages, the document offers a lot of new information about the characteristics and the different functionalities of the car. Already announced last week, the dimensions have notably been confirmed by the manufacturer.
Arriving In Europe early 2021
The deliveries of the Tesla Model Y are expected to ramp up over the next few weeks for the American market, Europe will have to wait a few more months. According to the manufacturer, the start of production of the first models intended for the old continent should happen only from the beginning of 2021 at Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg.
Developed on the same platform as the Tesla Model 3, the Tesla Model Y is currently marketed from 63,000 euros in France. Pending the arrival of the standard version, scheduled for 2022, it is limited to two versions with all-wheel drive at this time. The Long Range version is EPA rated for 316 miles (509 km) of battery range and can accelerate from naught to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds, with a top speed of 135 mph or 217 km/h. The second model available, the Performance version, accelerates from zero to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds and has a driving range of 315 miles (507 km) under EPA rating, and top speed of 145 mph or 233 km/h.