Tesla unveiled its Model Y all-electric, mid-size SUV on Thursday evening at its design studio in Hawthorne.
The Model Y can carry seven adults and their gear, can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 150, according to Tesla. The Model Y Standard Battery will have 230 miles of range, while Model Y Long Range will be able to travel up to 300 miles on a single charge, Tesla announced.
Like the Model 3, Model Y does not require keys, but instead connects to the driver’s smartphone for entry and exit. The vehicle has a single 15-inch touchscreen interface for all of its controls.
Tesla touts the Model Y as “designed to be the safest mid-size SUV” with a low center of gravity, rigid body structure and large crumple zones.
The Model Y will start at $39,000 for the Standard Range version, and will also come in Long Range, Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive, and Performance variants.
Deliveries are expected to begin in fall 2020 for Model Y Performance, Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive and Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive variants, and Spring 2021 for the $39,000 Model Y Standard Range.
— City News Service
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