Tesla announces the marketing of a new entry-level Model Y, powered by a single motor placed on the rear axle. The Model Y Propulsion is now available to order in Europe. This version of the all-electric SUV will be produced at the Shanghai Gigafactory and deliveries will begin in December 2022.
If the vehicle only has one engine, the performance remains interesting with a top speed of 217 km/h and a 0 to 100 km/h shot in 6.9 s. Consumption is however contained, with an average of 15.7 kWh/100 km (WLTP cycle) announced by the manufacturer, thanks to a weight reduction of 70 kg for stabilizer at 1909 kg.
On the other hand the autonomy moved back. Tesla promises 455 km with the 19-inch Gemini rims and 435 km with the 20-inch Induction rims. We lose a few kilometers compared to the Performance and Long Autonomy versions, which respectively announce 514 km with 21-inch rims, 533 km with 20-inch rims and 565 km with 19-inch ones.
In addition, note that the charging power has been limited to a maximum of 170 kW, against 250 kW for the Performance and Long Autonomy versions.
Loading (2158 l bench folded) and towing (1600 kg) capacities remain the same.
Tesla announces that this new version of the Model Y benefits from the Autopilot series, which is in fact the equivalent of level 2 autonomous driving with adaptive cruise control and steering assistance. The Model Y Propulsion is also equipped with a Premium interior (heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, etc.) as well as the Premium Audio system comprising 13 speakers, a subwoofer, two amplifiers and sound immersive.
For fans, the good surprise of this announcement is related to the price. The price is €49,990, i.e. €15,000 less than the Model Y Grande Autonomie and above all €3,500 less than the Model 3 propulsion (with an equivalent engine therefore), whose base price is €53,490. Both cars are eligible for the €2,000 environmental bonus.