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Tesla Has Officially Announced Its Brand New Model Y

by : Matt Weston on : 15 Mar 2019 10:39
PA

Tesla has announced that its brand new SUV, the Model Y, is due to come out in 2020.

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The latest electric car will join the likes of the Model 3, Model S, Model X and the original Roadster in the company’s collection.

The less bulky, standard version of the Model X will be able to travel 230 miles on a single charge, with the cheapest version of the car costing $39,000. There is also a performance version of the vehicle coming out, capable of reaching 0 to 60mph in just 3.5 seconds, setting customers back $60,000. A long range version of the car, able to travel 300 miles on a single charge. That particular model will cost $47,000.

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CEO Elon Musk said in a press conference that the long-range version of the car is set to come out next year, with the standard and performance models due to be released in 2021.

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The Model Y will have many of the same features as the Model 3 but will be about 10% bigger. It will seat seven people, features a panoramic glass roof, and keyless entry.

All of the versions of the Model Y will have a top speed of 150mph.

Model Y is set to bridge between the Model 3 and the more expensive Model X, the SUV with a starting price of $79,500.

The announcement comes after it was revealed Tesla was bringing out a cheaper version of the Model 3. You can now buy a ‘standard range’ model of the popular car for $35,000.

Tesla also announced this month it was transitioning all sales to online-only, which will lead to the closure of a lot of the company’s showrooms.

It’s unclear how long the anticipated wait will be for one of these cars, but you can expect there to be a long waiting list for the SUV.

Matt Weston

Matt Weston is a lover of electric cars, artificial intelligence and space. From Cornwall, he's a UCLan graduate that still dreams of being a Formula One driver in the very near future. Previously work includes reporting for regional newspapers and freelance video for the International Business Times.

Topics: Technology