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Tesla Reveals Model Y Electric Crossover

Tesla Reveals Model Y Electric Crossover

Tesla has finally revealed the long-awaited Model Y crossover.

And it’s basically just a jacked-up Model 3. We know this because Elon himself said that 75% of the Model 3’s components can be found in the Model Y. It has the same self-driving hardware as the Model 3, the same laptop-sized touchscreen as the Model 3, the same steering wheel as the Model 3, and the same battery as the Model 3.

But it’s a crossover, so Tesla will charge 10% more than the Model 3.

We’ll start with the self-driving hardware, which Elon says will provide fully autonomous driving as soon as it passes regulatory approvals. That’s a $5,000 extra on top of the $3,000 extra you already pay for the not-quite-self-driving Autopilot feature. You also get Autopark and Navigate for Highways, along with the usual assortment of more standard-fare driver assistance features like lane departure and adaptive cruise control.

Next up we have the interior, which is dominated by a full panoramic glass roof. Despite the glass, Tesla expects the Model Y to get a full 5-star safety rating. Seating is for five as standard but can fit seven with an optional $3,000 extra that changes the rear storage area into an extra pair of seats.

Model Y Side Blue
via Tesla

Without the extra seats, the Model Y gets a grand total of 66 cubic feet of storage.

The Model Y will come in four varieties: Standard, Long Range, Dual-Motor All-Wheel-Drive, and Performance. Standard and Long Range variants get a single electric motor in the back, while Dual-Motor and Performance get an electric motor on both the front and rear axles.

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On the Performance, zero to sixty is done in just 3.5 seconds on its way to a limited top speed of 150 mph. Range is 230 miles on the Standard, 300 miles on the Long Range, and 280 miles on the Dual-Motor and Performance.

Model Y Side Blue
via Tesla

And as expected, the Model Y is a bit pricier than the Model 3. The Standard starts at $39,000, while the Long Range hits the wallet for $47,000. The Dual-Motor costs $51,000, and the Performance clocks in at a full $60,000.

All but the Standard Model Ys will go on sale starting in the Fall of 2020, with the Standard coming out Spring of 2021. Tesla’s configurator is already online for those eager beavers that can’t wait to get into a crossover version of the Model 3.

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