The Tesla Model Y is finally being rolled out to people that have paid their deposits. Not only does it complete CEO Elon Musk’s childish dream of a S3XY lineup. Nevertheless Tesla is hoping the Model Y is another game-changer.
The electric car company knows that smaller and less pricey crossovers than the Model X. This is what customers and the EV industry want.
Tesla believes the Model Y compact crossover is going to give the electric car market a jolt. It’s the car on the tip of all tongues in the motoring industry. Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model Y: an electric car
Buying an electric car is all about the range, and the Long Range. Performance models offer 326 and 303 miles of driving range, respectively. We’d go with the Long Range, which maximizes driving range while offering plenty of performance. There are few ways to customize your Model Y, and only five colors for the exterior. Three of which cost an additional $1000 or $2000. And those seeking the optional third row of seats will be able to add them for an additional $3000.
1. Tesla MODEL Y: All the different shades of it.
The opening salvo of Tesla Model Y vehicles are in the five-seat arrangement. Right now, it’s the Long Range with all-wheel-drive and Performance models that are being delivered. The Long Range model promises 300 miles from a battery charge and a 5.5 second zero to 60 mph time. A medium-range model is due in 2021 with a 5.9 second 0-60 mph time, a 230-mile range, and, presumably, a lower price tag. A third-row seating package is also due in 2021, along with a two-motor all-wheel-drive option. According to Tesla, the Performance model will hit 60 mph from a standstill in 3.5 seconds.
The cheapest Model Y is the Standard Range model but it comes with a lower driving range of 244 miles per charge.
2. Performance of Model Y: Is it really rapid?
According to Tesla that the standard model would hit 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds, and the Tesla Model Y Performance would make the sprint in 3.5 seconds. Now, Drag Times has its hands on a freshly delivered Performance model and used Vbox telemetry to get some real-world times. According to Telemetry and the Draggy app, the rear-wheel-drive Performance model hit 60 mph in 3.79 seconds. However, another YouTuber used a Racelogic VBOX Sport device to record his Performance model clearing 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds and 0-100 mph in 8.12 seconds.
3. Size and setting comfort
We can say that The Model Y is a up gradation using the Model 3 sedan’s platform, but the size specifications are quite different. The Model Y is 2.2 inches longer, and 2.8 inches wider. It’s not just wider in body, though, as the track is also increased by 2.2 inches, and the wheelbase is extended by 0.6 inches. The Model Y also has an extra 1.1 inches of ground clearance for a total of 6.6 inches. Most importantly, for a crossover, the Model Y is 7.2 inches taller than the Model 3. The result for the cabin is that the rear passengers get an extra 5.3 inches of legroom and 1.7 inches more headroom. The Model Y also has 58 cubic feet of cargo space.
The Model Y doesn’t come with the larger Model X crossover’s complicated Falcon Wing doors; its interior is mostly carryover from the Model 3 sedan.
4. Will it sustain in cold whether??
One of the biggest issues with using an electric vehicle in colder climates is seeing the range drop. Batteries don’t do well when their temperature drops dramatically, but the Model Y features something not available on the Model Model 3, S, and X – a heat pump. It doesn’t heat the battery but instead removes the need for traditional heating elements used to warm the cabin.
The drawback of using an electric resistivity heating system is that it draws even more power from a battery already suffering due to the cold. The oversimplified version is that the heat pump pulls warm air from where it’s being generated into a reservoir. Tesla is reversing the air conditioning system, so the coolant is warmed by the reservoir and transferring the warmth into the cabin. It’s taking advantage of the coolant’s low boiling point to transfer the heat effectively. It’s not the first time this technique has been used.
5. Is it really fully self driving car??
According to the Tesla:”Model Y will have Full Self-Driving capability, enabling automatic driving on city streets. However, we have to wait for highways pending regulatory approval. As a matter of fact, Self Driving means you have to have your hands on the wheel while the car drives. Moreover,someone from Tesla just told us, full driving is “For the most part,” and you’ll have to take over. For example, if there is road works. You can order your Model Y with Full Self Driving now, but it appears you’ll need to be as confident in that regulatory approval coming as Tesla when you tick the costly option.
Self Driving has some cool abilities, though, and, when approved, will be able to use the on-board navigation feature to go from highway on-ramp to off-ramp, including interchanges. Apparently it will be able to make automatic lane changes and overtake slower cars. It also features auto park for both perpendicular and parallel spaces and can be summoned to come and find you when you’re ready to leave again.
- Tesla’s this car has standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
- Model Y has standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist.
- Standard adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode.
7. How much will it heavy for your pocket?
The Tesla Model Y Long Range model costs $52,990 before any incentives are applied, such as federal and local tax breaks for electric vehicles. The Performance Model comes in at $60,990. Any color but white paint costs an extra $1,000, and 19-inch Gemini Wheels are standard. Your interior will be black unless you want to pay $1,000 for white, and ordering the seven-seat layout inside costs $3,000. Autopilot is now included as standard, and anyone that paid for it will find the price removed from the order automatically. Full Self Driving capability costs another $7,000.
- Limited warranty covers 4 years or 50,000 miles.
- Power train warranty covers 8 years or 100,000 miles.
- No complimentary scheduled maintenance
THE BOTTOM LINE
Model Y is a fully electric, mid-size SUV, with seating for up to seven, dual motor AWD and unparalleled protection.Let’s recap all the things in a nutshell
- New Tesla Model Y is being delivered to customers in the US – but UK admirers will have to wait until late 2021/early 2022.
- With 305 PS, it’s quicker and more powerful than nearest rival the VW iD4.
- Range of 314 miles in ‘Long Range’ form.
- ‘Performance’ models will sprint from 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds.
- Expected to cost from around with different incentives $54591.75.