The Tesla Model Y is an all-electric four-door compact SUV manufactured and sold by Tesla, Inc. It is based on the Model 3 platform. The cars have a similar powertrain, battery and electric engine. The Model Y was unveiled on March 14, 2019. The Long Range and Performance versions are to be produced first (fall 2020), Standard to follow later (spring 2021). The Tesla Model Y is the second vehicle after the Model 3 to be built on Tesla’s third-generation platform. It aims to reduce the entry price for electric vehicles while not making any compromise on range and performance.
Like every Tesla, Model Y is designed to be the safest vehicle in its class. The low center of gravity, rigid body structure and large crumple zones provide unparalleled protection.
Model Y provides maximum versatility—able to carry 7 passengers and their cargo. Each second row seat folds flat independently, creating flexible storage for skis, furniture, luggage and more. The liftgate opens to a low trunk floor that makes loading and unloading easy and quick.
The Tesla Model Y has two ultra-responsive, independent electric motors that digitally control torque to the front and rear wheels—for far better handling, traction and stability control. Model Y is capable in rain, snow, mud and off-road.
Model Y is fully electric, so you never need to visit a gas station again. If you charge overnight at home, you can wake up to a full battery every morning. And when you’re on the road, it’s easy to plug in along the way—at any public station or with the Tesla charging network. There are over 12,000 Superchargers worldwide, with six new locations opening every week.
All new Tesla cars come standard with emergency braking, collision warning, blind-spot monitoring and more. Model Y will have Full Self-Driving capability, enabling automatic driving on city streets and highways pending regulatory approval, as well as the ability to come find you anywhere in a parking lot.
With an elevated seating position and low dash, the driver has a commanding view of the road ahead. The interior of Model Y is simple and clean, with a 15-inch touch screen, immersive sound system and an expansive all-glass roof that creates extra headroom and provides a seamless view of the sky.
Model Y is designed to improve over time with regular software updates, introducing new features, functionality, and performance.
For all of its futuristic ambitions, the Model Y is a relatively conventional-looking compact four-door SUV. It incorporates many design elements from the Model 3 sedan, making it immediately recognizable as a Tesla, but it’s significantly taller and less sporty looking than its low-slung, sleek-sedan sibling.