The SUV will join the Model 3, Model S, and Model X in Tesla's range of consumer passenger vehicles as well as the impending second-generation Tesla Roadster and Tesla Semi. The Model Y gives Tesla the opportunity to tap into that growing market.
The high-end models are scheduled to launch next fall, with the standard version following in the spring of 2021. Apart from the two aforementioned models, there's also a Long Range Y that can do 482 kilometers (300 miles) and comes with a $47,000 price tag. But once you start stacking features into the vehicle, it starts bleeding into the range of Audi's E-Tron and Jaguar's I-Pace. He also says it will have slightly less range from the same battery pack as the Model 3, which is rated for 220 miles with a full charge in the least-expensive Standard Range and 325 in the Long Range version. Pricing will start at $51,000. Thanks to a pair of powerful electric motors, this model will have a 280 mile (450 km) range, a 150 miles per hour (241 km/h) top speed and accelerate to 60 miles per hour in a blistering 3.5 seconds.
Last but not least will be the Tesla Model Y Performance. It has been priced from $60,000.
Tesla Inc will unveil its Model Y electric sports utility vehicle on Thursday evening in California, promising a much-awaited crossover that will face competition from European auto makers rolling out their own electric rivals. Consequently, the automaker's entry-level SUV has large headlights and a relatively short front overhang. According to statements made by Tesla, the crossover EV will share roughly 75 percent parts commonality with the Model 3. The seven seats will be an optional extra.
Just like the bigger Model X, the new crossover will have a steeply raked rear, meaning it shares more in common with a BMW X4 than a Toyota Kluger. All up, the cabin offers 66 cubic feet of storage space.