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Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model Y

Brand: Tesla

The Tesla Model Y is an electric compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV) by Tesla, Inc. Tesla unveiled it in March 2019, started production at its Fremont plant in January 2020 and started deliveries on March 13, 2020.

It is the second vehicle based on the Model 3 sedan platform. The Model Y shares an estimated 75% of its parts with the Tesla Model 3, which includes a similar interior design and electric powertrain. Model Y will offer optional third-row seats for a seven-passenger seating capacity, that was planned for Q4 2020. The Model Y fills a smaller and less expensive segment from its bigger sibling, the mid-sized Tesla Model X.

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. The Standard Range RWD configuration was initially canceled in July 2020, due to the range (230 miles EPA) being unacceptably low to Musk, but is now orderable (with 244 miles of EPA range). As of February 3, 2021, the Long Range RWD appears to have been cancelled.



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Ranges: 303 miles (488 km)











Tesla originally announced plans at the unveil to assemble the Model Y at Giga Nevada (in Sparks, Nevada), along with the battery and drivetrain for the vehicles, unlike the Model 3, where drivetrains and batteries are assembled at Giga Nevada, with final assembly completed at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California. Two months later, in May 2019, Tesla confirmed that they instead plan to shuffle production lines at the Tesla Fremont Factory to make space for Model Y production. Later, Model Y will also be assembled at Giga Shanghai in China and Giga Berlin in Germany. United States deliveries started in March 2020 for the Long Range AWD version and the Performance version. After initial rollout, Tesla is expected to begin shipping cars to the Canadian and Mexican markets, Tesla also plans to assemble Model Y vehicles at the Tesla Giga Shanghai factory and in Tesla's Berlin factory. In November 2020, Tesla signed an agreement with LG Chem to supply battery cells for Model Y production in China.