Why Tesla's New Model Y SUV Could Be a 'Game Changer'

Why Tesla's New Model Y SUV Could Be a 'Game Changer'

Why Tesla's New Model Y SUV Could Be a 'Game Changer'

If the Model Y inspires any such passion, it hardly shows so far. and what little enthusiasm it has generated is unlikely to survive the next two years (plus the inevitable adjustment for "Elon Standard Time").

Three years later, affordable long-range electric vehicles no longer have such a pent-up demand.

After the stream concluded Tesla tweeted a link to where customers can customise their future Model Y.

On a recent trip to the States where the Model 3, that still eludes Australians, is running in the wild, yours truly had the displeasure of seeing the panel gaps and inconsistencies the rushed program has delivered.

Tesla unveiled its Model Y, promising a much-awaited crossover that will face competition from European automakers rolling out their own electric rivals.

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The interior, which is highly reminiscent of the Model 3's, comes black as standard, but for US$1,000 Tesla will make it black and white, with white seats and white dash trim.

And completing the lineup is the Dual Motor Performance model, also with 450 km of range and also with a release date of next fall, but this time with a trim-topping top speed of 240 km/h and zero-to-100 km/h sprint of 3.5 seconds. A more prosaic Standard Range (120mph, 5.9 seconds, 230 miles) will join the other models in 2021. With its extra get-up-and-go the Performance model will offer "only" 280 miles of range. Tesla pegged the Model Y's range at up to 300 miles compared to 325 miles for the Model 3. It is priced from $52,100, should take 4.8 seconds to sprint to 60 miles per hour from a standstill, and top out at 135 miles per hour.

Like every new Tesla, the Model Y does at least come equipped with a full suite of sensors and cameras that Tesla says will eventually be capable of autonomous driving.

"But, now that Model 3 production is going well, we're excited about the solar roof, solar retrofit and power wall", he said.

Inside, the Model Y has a similar interior layout to the Model 3, with a single 15in touchscreen interface containing all of the car's controls, and no traditional instrument cluster.

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"This will probably sell more than the Model S and Model 3 combined". The auto, which will be priced at $39,000 and up, will also offer customizable vehicle features for customers.

All that aside, the specs on the Model Y are solid. Unfortunately, the Model-Y does not feature Tesla's trademark Falcon doors, as the system is too expensive and complex to integrate into a vehicle expected to increase the company's market share. That costs US$39,000, but won't be available until spring 2021.

Tesla will begin taking orders for the Model Y shortly after Thursday's reveal.

CEO Elon Musk spoke briefly on the quick progress previously made on the company's existing Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada before transitioning to the factory construction project now underway in China.

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the Model Y "has the functionality of an SUV, but it rides like a sports vehicle".

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