Tesla has unveiled its second mass-market vehicle –the mid-size Model Y electric SUV.
Available in Standard, Long Range, Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive and Performance variants, deliveries of the first Model Y vehicles will begin in autumn 2020 for Performance, Long Range rear-wheel drive and Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive; and deliveries of the US$39,000 Standard model are scheduled for spring 2021.
The Model Y will have a 0-60mph (0-97km/h) time of as low as 3.5 seconds, and a top speed of 150mph (241km/h). The Standard model will have 230 miles of range (370km), while the Long Range variant has a claimed figure of 300 miles (483km) from a single charge.
The Model Y will be compatible with Tesla’s Supercharger network, as well as with the car maker’s new V3 Superchargers (which, Tesla claims, can charge at rates equating to 1,000 miles (1,610) per hour.