Model Y

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Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y is an electric compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV) developed by Tesla, inc.

The Model Y is built on the Model 3 platform, with which it shares 75% of its parts. The Model Y is smaller and cheaper than the Model X.

The Model Y was mentioned as far back as 2015, with a trademark filed in 2013. The first teaser was revealed in June 2018, and. the Model Y debuted on 14 March 2019. The first delivery took place a year later on 13 March 2020.

The Model Y is assembled the Model Y at Giga Nevada and Fremont Factory. For international markets, the Model Y will also be assembled at Giga Shanghai in China and Giga Berlin in Germany.


There have been several versions of the Model Y:

Name Availability WLTP Range 0-60 mph Top Speed
Standard Range Coming soon TBC 5.3 seconds 135 mph
Long Range RWD Coming soon 336 miles 5.5 seconds 130 mph
Long Range AWD March 2020 - Present 314 miles 4.8 seconds 135 mph
Performance March 2020 - Present 298 miles 3.5 seconds 155 mph


The Model Y is the first Tesla car to use a heat pump instead of electric resistance for interior cabin heating. In cold weather, this can make the car 3x more efficient.


Marketing Information[edit]

Model Y is an all-electric, mid-size SUV designed for maximum versatility and safety. 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.

Model Y is spacious enough to carry seven adults and their gear and offers leading range, superior performance, and the most advanced technology. The high-efficiency powertrain and ultra-responsive motors will provide 0-60 mph acceleration in as little as 3.5 seconds and a top speed of up to 150 mph, with excellent handling for any road condition. 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.

Inside, Model Y's panoramic glass roof and high seating creates a feeling of spaciousness and offers an expansive view from every seat in the vehicle. The front trunk and split-folding second-row seats provide a total of 66 cubic feet (1.9 cubic meters) of storage space. Like Model 3, Model Y requires no keys, but instead connects to your smartphone for seamless entry and exit, with a single 15-inch touchscreen interface inside for all of the car's controls. Model Y also connects with the Tesla Mobile app for unique, easy-to-access features like remote unlock, Summon, remote pre-conditioning, location tracking, Speed Limit Mode, and much more.

Model Y is designed to be the safest mid-size SUV. Built from the ground up as an electric vehicle, the low center of gravity, rigid body structure and large crumple zones provide unparalleled protection. Its aerodynamic design and leading battery technology also make it highly-efficient in terms of energy usage, meaning you can achieve better range with less energy than other EVs on the market. Model Y is also compatible with our current Supercharger network of more than 16,000 Superchargers in 36 countries, as well as our new V3 Superchargers which can charge at rates up to 1,000 miles per hour.

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 early 2021 for the $39,000 Model Y Standard Range. Please visit our Design Studio to see available options and current delivery estimates.