Some say that the revelation of Tesla Model Y was not so compelling. Others beg to differ.
Tesla Owner and YouTuber Andy Slye was one of the many fans who were lucky enough to attend the recent Tesla Model Y revelation. If you watched Trevor Page's (Model 3 Owners Club) video coverage in our livestream article, you probably saw Andy having fun at the event. He made it clear that he was not participating in plans to place an order on a model Y. Instead, he was only there to receive everything.
Many reports have talked about the lack of anticipated fanfare of the event. Some even said it was not astonishing. So does this mean that few people will actually buy a Model Y?
There is really a way to know for sure at this point. However, if we look at the incredible popularity of the Tesla Model 3, it seems that the Y will be at least as well received, and probably much more popular. It is essentially a model 3 with greater versatility and has a good price. To put it in perspective, the Model Y seems to be the size of the Jaguar I-Pace, although it has considerably more cargo volume and offers seats in the third row. The variants of the Y model also offer more reach than the I-Pace and have a starting price of less than $ 20,000.
Check out the video to find out what Andy thinks. Then share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
Description of video via Andy Slye on Youtube:
Why I asked for a model of Tesla Y even though I did not want one: video
Tesla Model Y is a fully electric compact SUV with 300 miles range. Worth to buy?
I attended the Tesla Model Y event last night in Hawthorne, CA. I could see #ModelY up close and personal and even did a test on it. Here are my thoughts from the perspective of a Model 3 owner.
Like all #Tesla, the Model Y is designed to be the safest vehicle in its class. The low center of gravity, rigid body structure and large deformation zones provide unparalleled protection.
Room for up to seven adults with optional third row. Versatile seat and storage for cargo and passengers. Easy access to the trunk makes loading and unloading convenient. #TeslaModelY offers maximum versatility – capable of carrying 7 passengers and cargo. Each second row of benches folds independently, creating a flexible storage for skis, furniture, suitcases and more. The lift compartment lid opens to a lower floor of the trunk, which makes loading and unloading easier and faster.
Double Engine Option:
Independent motors digitally control the torque on the front and rear wheels. Faster acceleration – from zero to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds. Able to rain, snow, mud and off-road with superior traction control. The Tesla All-Wheel Drive has two independent, highly responsive electric motors that digitally control torque on the front and rear wheels – for better control, traction and stability control. The Y model is capable of rain, snow, mud and off road.
300 miles: the longest electric range of any SUV on the road. Recharge 168 miles in 15 minutes at Supercharger locations. 12K + Superchargers placed along well-traveled routes around the world. The Y model is fully electric so you never need to visit a gas station again. If you charge overnight at home, you can wake up with a full battery every morning. And when you're on the road, it's easy to connect it along the way – at any public station or with the Tesla charging network. We currently have over 12,000 Superchargers worldwide, with six new locations open each week.
All new Tesla cars come standard with emergency braking, collision warning, blind spot monitoring and more. The Model Y will have the capability of Total Self-Care, allowing automatic driving on the streets and highways of the city depending on regulatory approval, as well as the ability to find you anywhere in a parking lot.
15 "touchscreen and over-the-air software updates.With a high seat position and low dash, the driver has a dominant view of the road ahead.The interior of the Model Y is simple and clean with a touch screen 15-inch, immersive sound system and a large glass ceiling that creates extra headroom and provides a perfect view of the sky.