Tesla has began taking orders for a less expensive normal vary model of the Model Y in an obvious reversal by CEO Elon Musk who earlier this 12 months appeared to place plans to launch the automobile on maintain.
Electrek was the first to report that Tesla had up to date its web site to incorporate the Model Y normal vary, which is able to begin at $41,990. That’s almost $9,000 cheaper than the lengthy vary model that’s at the moment bought by Tesla. The mannequin Y normal vary is a rear-wheel drive whereas the lengthy vary and much more costly efficiency variations is available in all-wheel drive.
The cheaper value comes with a decrease estimated EPA vary of 244 miles in comparison with the 326 miles within the lengthy vary model.
Tesla stated almost two years in the past that it deliberate to start producing the usual vary model of the Model Y in spring 2021. But in July, Musk tweeted that the variant had been faraway from the web site as a result of the decrease vary “can be unacceptably low (< 250 mile EPA).”
Tesla is now providing a 7-seat choice for the Model Y as effectively, in line with updates on its web site.