2021 Tesla Model Y — Full Presentation with Elon Musk
Elon Musk presented a new electric car Tesla Model Y worth $ 47 thousand. Its battery charge is enough to drive more than 480 km.
In Los Angeles, the head of the company said that the crossover accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds at a top speed of 210 km / h. The novelty inherited many functions from the Model 3, but is about 10% more than its predecessor and has 7 seats. The start of sales is scheduled for autumn next year.
Tesla will initially release the Model Y with a more powerful battery (long range), which was unveiled at the event. However, in 2021, serial production of a standard model will begin, costing $ 39 thousand, with a maximum one-time mileage of about 370 km and slightly worse acceleration dynamics (5.9 s).
Previously, Model Y was positioned as a car for a wider audience than the cheapest Model 3 in its segment. After receiving more than 400 thousand pre-orders for an electric car, the company faced technological and production problems that led to a rise in cost to $ 50 thousand, but in March the price was reduced to $ 35 thousand.
Recently Elon Musk admitted that the cars produced are still too expensive for most people.
A week earlier, the world’s first all-electric hypercar Pininfarina Battista was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, which is capable of speeds of over 350 km / h.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: Tesla, video: YouTube / The Verge