Tesla recently unveiled its Model Y electric sports utility vehicle. The vehicle was unveiled by Elon Musk at the Tesla Design Studio outside Los Angeles. This is the company’s fifth production car.
The SUV is built on the same platform as the Model 3 having 75% of parts in common. The Model Y will cost $39,000 to $60,000 and will be offering ranges between 230 and 300 miles.
The production is expected to begin in late 2020 for North America, and in early 2021 for Europe and China. Standard Range production is expected to begin in early 2021 for North America, and in early 2022 for Europe and China.
The car is also equipped with Autopilot advanced safety and convenience features that are designed to assist the driver. Like all Tesla cars, Model Y comes with standard features like driver assistance features such as emergency braking, collision warning, and blind-spot monitoring.
The car has also full self-driving capability but the currently enabled features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous. The activation and use of these features are dependent on achieving reliability far in excess of human drivers as demonstrated by billions of miles of experience, as well as regulatory approval. As these self-driving features evolve, the car will be continuously upgraded through over-the-air software updates.
The SUV also comes with the home charging options and also includes standard hardware required to Tesla’s global Supercharger network.
Source: Tesla Official Website