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.
Ranges: 303 miles (488 km)