Tesla is now taking orders for a less expensive Standard Range version of the Model Y. The brand new variant, whose availability was reported by Electrek, has a less expensive beginning value of $41,990 in comparison with $49,990 for the Lengthy Vary mannequin. The low cost comes with a decrease EPA estimated vary of 244 miles moderately than 326 miles, and rear-wheel moderately than all-wheel drive.
Alongside the brand new cheaper Mannequin Y model, Tesla can also be promoting a brand new 7-seat choice for a $3,000 premium. The model has a 3rd seating row, which could be folded flat together with the second row for cargo storage.
Tesla initially introduced the Normal Vary model of the Mannequin Y again on the automobile’s announcement in March 2019. On the time, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the corporate was focusing on a launch date of Spring 2021 for the entry-level Mannequin Y with a 230-mile vary and $39,000 price ticket. Nevertheless, in July final 12 months, Musk mentioned Tesla shelved its plans for the Normal Vary mannequin as a result of its “range would be unacceptably low” at below 250 miles. This new $41,990 Normal Vary Mannequin Y seems to be a compromise on the unique plan.
If you wish to order the brand new variant, Tesla notes that estimated supply occasions at present vary from two to 5 weeks.