Tesla launches Model Y


Tesla has launched the Model Y, a medium-sized SUV offering a range of up to 300 miles on a single charge.

The Model Y will be available in Standard Range, Long Range, Dual Motor all-wheel drive, and Performance variants.

The Model Y can still seat seven. Tesla's performance levels continue, with a 0-60mph time possible in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 150mph.

The Standard Range model will have a range of 230 miles on a charge and 0-60mph time of 5.9 seconds. The Long Range Model Y will cover 300 miles with a 5.5 seconds sprint time, the Dual Motor AWD version will be able to cover 280 miles on a charge with a 0-60mph time of 4.8 seconds.

It is expected that the Model Y will be fitted with a Type 2 CCS inlet for charging.

In the US, the Model Y will start at $39,000 for the Standard Range, $47,000 for the Long Range, $51,000 for the Dual Motor, and $60,000 for the Dual Motor Performance.

The Model Y will also be compatible with Tesla's Supercharging Version 3.0, which can charge at up to 250 kW. It will feature all the hardware fitted for autonomous driving, which can be set up via over the air updates to the car's Autopilot system as features are developed and regulations allow.

Deliveries are expected to start in Autumn 2020 in the US and in 2021/2022 in the UK.