Tesla’s Elon Musk unveiled Model Y in March this year with a price tag of $46,700 for the dual motor all-wheel drive version that has 280 miles of range on a single charge. The crossover shares nearly 75% of its components with its sibling, Model 3, helping Tesla to save on production cost.

The Model Y Tesla is a beautiful sleek car. One might fall in love with its compactness and design at the very first sight. It is fully electric, in short the future car. It’s completely hassle-free, as you do not need to visit the gas station. Charging it overnight at home, leaves it fully charged up in the morning. During emergencies or while travelling in low charged battery, you can easily plug it along the way- at any public station or with the Tesla charging network. There are over 16,000 superchargers worldwide, with six new locations opening every week.

Tesla model Y is undoubtedly the future car with features in harmony with the environment. It has sustainable concept of working on rechargeable battery and not on gas or fossil fuels. This will help prevent air pollution and improve the quality of air.

The all new Tesla cars, comes with standard emergency brakes, collision warning, blind spot monitoring and much more. It also has self-driving capability, enabling automatic driving on city streets and highways pending regulatory approval, as well as the ability to come find you anywhere in the parking lot.

Model Y Tesla interior

The interiors of the model Y Tesla is way more expansive than the Model 3 interiors. The door panels aren’t crossover’s complicated Falcon Wing door. The center console and the armrest wider than the model 3 version. It looks quite similar to the Model 3 but bigger. It is free of buttons and has a large dashboard with a touchscreen control panel with infotainment display in the center. The roof is completely made up of glass. There are just two rows of seats, but an additional third row of seat will cost $3000. In the Model Y, almost all the features are managed by the large, slim infotainment display. It tells you about everything, from climate updates to speedometer, etc.

Tesla is known for its very advanced Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system.

It offers:

  • Standard automated emergency brakes.
  • Standard lane departure.
  • Standard adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode.
  • 5 or 7 seats options.
  • The front legroom is less than in Model 3, while the back seats have more legroom.
  • The back seats comes with rear reclining seats.

Model Y Tesla Exterior

Quite similar to the model 3 Tesla. It is basically model 3 from the front and Model X from the back. It is not as big as Tesla’s SUV Model X and not as small as Tesla’s compact Sedan Model 3, it’s somewhere in-between.

The wheels in the model Y are also upgraded; it has two exclusive wheel options for the Model Y: Uberturbine and Induction wheel.

The 21-inch Uberturbine is only available with the performance version and will reduce the range of your car by up to 35 miles. On the other hand, the induction wheel is available as a $2,000 option for the Long Range Dual Motor and performance versions of the Model Y.

Coming to its size, the Tesla Model Y is 187 inches longs, 75.6 inches wide excluding the mirrors and 63.9 inches high. The wheelbase is 113.8 inches long and the ground clearance is 6.6 inches.

The Cargo space is the biggest selling point of the Model Y. It has a total of 68 cubic feet of cargo between the trunk and the frunk.

The Model Y is 22% bigger than the Model 3. To maximise the cargo space, you can easily fold the second row setbacks individually and use that additional space to store more.

The Model Y comes with a quick release button located on the left side of the rear trunk to fold the rear seats individually. You can also do it manually by pulling and holding the handle then push the corresponding seatback fully forward.

The trunk is super deep, that can hold around 7 medium-sized suitcases.

Model Y Tesla Motor, Acceleration, Top Speed, Range and Battery Life

The new Model Y Tesla is quicker than any fossil-fueled car in its class, it can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds for the performance model and 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds for the Long Range model. This acceleration is the quickest among all CUV cars but the slowest among Tesla’s Performance variants.

Model Y acceleration is very close to Model 3. It is only 0.3 Seconds slower than Model 3.

Tesla Model Y’s top speed depends on the version you choose. The Long Range model can reach up to 135 mph and the performance model can reach up to 145 mph of top speed if you can go standard, and 155 mph if you add the performance upgrade.

The range of Model Y is also in the middle between the Model X and Model 3.

The long range Model Y has a range of 316 miles and has a base price of $52,990. On the other hand, the performance model has a range of 315 miles which is 1 mile less than the long-range model.

If you add the performance upgrade the range will decrease by 11% to 280 miles.

Model Y Tesla specifications

  • Manufacturer- Tesla, Inc.
  • Production- 2020-present.
  • Class- Compact crossover SUV.
  • Body style- 5-door SUV.
  • Electric-range- 230 miles (370 km) standard range; 315 miles (507 km) upgraded range.
  • Wheelbase- 113.8 inches.
  • Length- 187 inches.
  • Height- 64 inches.
  • Width- 75.6 inches.
  • Weight- 4416 lbs (2003 kg)
  • Acceleration- 4.8 seconds.
  • Top speed- 135 mph
  • Drag co-efficient– 0.23.

Price Range, release date and availability

The Model Y Tesla is priced at $59,990 for the long range model and can go up to $60,990 for the performance model.

There are currently four planned powertrain for the model Y range: Standard Range, Long Range with dual motor all-wheel Drive, and performance. The Long range AWD model and the performance model are already available while the standard range model is expected to begin early 2021.