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Tesla Model Y revealed ahead of 2020 launch

Tesla Model Y

Tesla has revealed the new Model Y, a fully electric compact SUV that will cost from £26,000.

The new car will launch in 2020 and is based on the Tesla Model 3 platform, so will offer a cheaper and more simplistic package than the Model X.

It is expected to be the brand’s most popular model.

The Standard Range version will have a 230-mile range and the Long Range will be able to travel up to 300 miles.

There is also going to be Dual-Motor all-wheel-drive and Performance versions offered.

It will be available with seven seats, giving it an edge over similarly sized SUVs such as the BMW X3 and Mercedes GLC.

The Long Range, Dual-Motor and Performance models will launch first, with US sales commencing in Autumn 2020.

UK models are likely to arrive two years later.

The Long Range will cost from £35,500, the Dual Motor (all-wheel-drive) from £38,500 and the Performance model from £45,000 – based on US pricing.

The cheapest, Standard Range, model is expected a year later, priced from £26,000.

Inside, the dashboard is similar to that in the Model 3. A 15-inch touchscreen is used for all the controls and infotainment plus the instruments.

Tesla says the car will provide more than 1,800 litres of storage space with the rear seats folded.

Drivers will be able to unlock and start the Model Y using their smartphone.

Charging times of up to 1,000 miles per hour will be possible using one of Tesla’s third-generation Superchargers.

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  • The Engineer - 15/03/2019 17:44

    When the regular priced ones finally arrive here this could be 'it' - the day you extend your fleet policy to include EV's even for higher mileage drivers. The key factor being the super quick supercharger network, in addition to being able to use any other rapid charger if necessary. Its all the car most people will need, with family/business friendly boot capacity and most days even moderately high mileage drivers will be able to go about their day using just power from last nights domestic charge. Pivotal is standard models will be practically priced (not super expensive luxury niche products). The day of true revolution is in sight at last!

    • JD - 19/03/2019 13:47

      The day of the revolution may be in sight but not for most. Why don't Tesla introduce the mass market models first? The halo models (Ludicrous) have done the job of making the cars accepted so now why don't they build 'normal' cars for 'normal' people first. 2023 until the cheaper Model Y launched in the UK, they'll be a lot of competition by then.

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