In the night from 14 to 15 March was held the presentation of a new car company Tesla. Model Y – SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle), the second in the history of the company. During the presentation, the founder of Tesla Elon Musk revealed details and plans for the future, informs Rus.Media.
The cheapest grade (39 thousand dollars) will go on sale later in the spring of 2021. Its maximum speed is 193 km / h. One charge is enough to drive 402 miles. Other specifications will be available early in the fall of 2020. With increasing prices will increase and performance models.
Average (long range) has the longest range of around 482 km. Maximum speed increases to 209 kilometers per hour, the cost will rise to 47 thousand dollars. Besides her, there are also all-wheel drive version with two engines, price – 51 thousand dollars, and top of the range called Performance (60 thousand dollars). The reserve is the same, but with the increase in prices increases top speed and decreases acceleration from zero to 60 mph (96.5 km/h).
Elon Musk said that Model Y has the functionality of an SUV, but drives like a sports car.
Jessica Caldwell (Jessica Caldwell), who holds the position of Director of analytical Agency region Edmunds.com noted that with the release of this SUV Tesla may face significant competition in the United States. This format of car is extremely popular and many European automakers already ship to North America their SUV electric cars. According to her, the company, the Mask will have a good showing from the start to withstand this rivalry.
The manufacturer of electric cars Rivian received $ 700 million from Amazon and other companies. He also plans to release the electric SUV. The first delivery of cars will begin in late 2020.