Posted on January 9, 2021 |
by Steve Hanley
January 9, 2021 from Steve Hanley
In the last few months, there have been rumors that Tesla will soon offer a single-engine Standard Range version of the Model Y to be launched with its SR + Model 3 sedan. Elon Musk looked cool with the idea, but last week the company pulled the trigger on the Model Y Standard Range, which will sell for $ 41,990 – $ 8,000 less than the twin-engine model Y Long Range, which was the main choice of most buyers so far.
The first question everyone will ask is, what is the difference in scope? This answer is quite. The Model Y Long Range is rated at 326 miles. The standard range? 244 miles. That’s a 82 mile difference, which is significant. This is the whole range of first generation Nissan LEAF, for example. It will be interesting to see how many people order the standard range and how many order the long range, now that there is a choice. One of ours CleanTechnica the crew has already made their choice.
SR and LR have the same top speed – 135 mph – but LR reaches 60 mph with half a second faster – 4.8 seconds versus 5.3 seconds. In addition, the cars are almost identical. Smaller range, less money. More range, more money. Choose which option suits your wallet and lifestyle and drive happily.
Whichever version you choose, it is also available for the first time as seven passenger cars for an additional $ 3,000. We will now see if the full-size adults will actually be able to sit there. Some people have their doubts.
No, as the range would be unacceptably low (<250 miles EPA)
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 13, 2020
Last July, Musk pointed out that the standard-range version of the Model Y simply would not be able to travel far enough on a single charge to be acceptable. Apparently something made him change his mind. Maybe the demand was too strong to ignore. After all, the first rule of marketing is to give customers what they want.
There is a good chance that the Model Y SR will become Tesla’s best-selling car. We know at least one person who wants it. How many more will there be? “We’ll see,” said Zen Master.
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