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How to order a Tesla Model Y - Everything you need to know


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The Tesla Model Y is an all-electric SUV that has gained popularity for its sleek design, advanced technology, and eco-friendly features. If you're interested in purchasing a Model Y, you may be wondering how to go about ordering one. Fortunately, the process is straightforward and can be completed entirely online.

To order a Tesla Model Y, the first step is to visit the official Tesla website. From there, you can browse the available options and customize your vehicle to suit your preferences. You can choose from a range of colors, interior finishes, and performance features, as well as select any additional accessories you may want.

Once you've selected your options, you'll need to provide some basic information about yourself and your location. This includes your name, address, and contact information. You'll also need to choose how you want to pay for your vehicle, whether through financing, leasing, or an outright purchase. With just a few clicks, you can complete your order and be on your way to driving a brand new Tesla Model Y.


Discovering the Tesla Model Y

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Model Y Overview

The Tesla Model Y is an all-electric compact SUV that combines the functionality of an SUV with the performance of a sports car. It has a spacious interior that can seat up to seven people and a large cargo area. The Model Y is equipped with advanced technology features, including Autopilot, which allows the car to drive itself on the highway and in certain other situations.

The Model Y comes in three versions: Standard Range, Long Range and Performance. The interior of the car and the space you get are the same. The main difference is the performance and range. In all versions, you can experience a smoother ride than any many other cars. You have a spacious second row and a third row if you go for the 7 seating option, which is currently not available in all countries.

Currently you get with the Model Y the best for your money and we strongly advise you to book a test drive in a Tesla Store or online, so that you can experience the Model Y in city streets or on a freeway. Even the base Model comes with the same interior as the Model Y Performance.


Designing Your Model Y

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Starting the configuration of a new vehicle is always exciting and that is not different with the Tesla Model Y- The configurator on the Tesla website makes it easy to customize your Model Y to your liking. With these easy steps, you don't even have to go into a Tesla Store.


Using the Configurator

To start designing your Model Y, head to the Tesla website and click on the "Design Your Model Y" button. From there, you can choose between the Long Range, Standard Range, and Performance models. Determine which price you are willing to pay, the most sold version in China and Europe is the Model Y Standard Range, which offers enough space for an entire family and the purchase price is a lot lower than the Performance version.

Once you've selected your preferred model, you can start customizing your car. The configurator allows you to choose from a range of options, including exterior color, tires, and interior finishes. You can also add features like a tow hitch, adaptive cruise control, and stop sign control.


Tesla Model Y selecting the right version

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One important decision you'll need to make when designing your Model Y is which performance level to choose. The Long Range model offers a range of up to 310 miles on a single charge, while the Performance model boasts a 0-60 mph time of just 3.5 seconds. The Standard Range with the cheapest purchase price comes with a range of up to 260 miles.

If you're looking for a balance between range and performance, the Long Range model may be the right choice for you. However, if you want the fastest and most powerful Model Y available, the Performance model is the way to go. On the other hand, the Standard Range comes with the same interior experience and is still very fast.

Other factors to consider when selecting your Model Y performance level include the type of wheels you want. The Performance model comes standard with induction wheels, which offer improved handling and acceleration. However, if you plan to do a lot of driving on city streets, the Gemini wheels may be a better option.

The Standard Range is a Rear-Wheel drive and the cheapest version you can buy, not only that, it is also the most-sold version in many countries.


Cargo Space and Seating Options

Another important consideration when designing your Model Y is space and seating options. The Model Y comes standard with a five-seat interior, but you can also opt for a seven-seat interior if you need more space. The seven-seat option is currently only available in the US and costs another $3000.

The Model Y also offers ample cargo space, with up to 68 cubic feet of storage when the rear seats are folded down. This makes it a great choice for families or anyone who needs to transport large items.


Purchase Process and Tax Credits

Once you've designed your Model Y, the next step is to place your order. The purchase process is straightforward and can be completed entirely online.

One thing to keep in mind is to check your local federal tax credits or discounts for electric vehicles in your country. Tesla usually shows this online when you order online or when you go to a Tesla Store. When buying a Tesla you will also see potential gas savings. Be aware that gas savings compared to the electricity costs always depends on the individual contracts you got.

Overall, designing your Model Y is a fun and rewarding process that allows you to create a car that meets your needs and reflects your personal style. With the help of the Tesla configurator and a little bit of research, you can design the perfect Model Y for you.


Understanding Pricing and Financing

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When it comes to purchasing a Tesla Model Y, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding pricing and financing. This section will break down the costs associated with purchasing a Model Y and the various financing options available to customers.


Model Y Cost Breakdown

The base price for a Model Y is $32,890, but the final cost will depend on the specific features and options chosen. Tesla offers a variety of upgrades and packages that can increase the price of the vehicle. For example, the Long Range Model Y has a base price of $37,890, while the Performance Model Y starts at $41,390. Customers can also choose additional features like Autopilot, Full Self-Driving Capability, and a tow hitch, which will add to the final cost. Keep in mind that all those prices include a $7,500 Federal Tax Credit

In addition to the base price and optional features, there are other costs associated with purchasing a Model Y. These include taxes, registration fees, and destination charges. It's important to factor in these additional costs when considering the overall price of the vehicle. The final costs of a Model Y can vary and change quickly based on promotions Tesla might do.


Financing Options

Tesla offers a variety of financing options for customers looking to purchase a Model Y. These include purchasing the vehicle outright, leasing the vehicle, or taking out a loan.

For customers who choose to purchase the vehicle outright, they can pay with cash or use their financing. Tesla also offers a financing option through their own financing program, which allows customers to finance the vehicle through Tesla directly. This option is available for both new and used vehicles.

Leasing is another option for customers who want to drive a Model Y without committing to a full purchase. Tesla offers a leasing program that allows customers to lease a Model Y for a set period. This option may be more affordable for some customers, as monthly payments are typically lower than those associated with a loan.

Finally, customers can also take out a loan to finance their Model Y purchase. Tesla offers loans through a variety of lenders, and customers can also choose to finance through their own bank or credit union. It's important to shop around and compare rates to find the best financing option for your specific situation.

Overall, there are many factors to consider when it comes to pricing and financing a Tesla Model Y. By understanding the costs associated with purchasing a Model Y and exploring the various financing options available, customers can make an informed decision that works best for their budget and needs.


Safety and Autopilot Features

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Tesla Model Y is equipped with advanced safety features and Autopilot capabilities to ensure a safe and comfortable driving experience. This section will discuss the integrated safety features and Autopilot and Full Self-Driving capabilities of the Tesla Model Y.


Tesla Model Y Integrated Safety Features

Tesla Model Y is designed with a safety-first approach, and it comes with a range of integrated safety features. These features include:


  • Collision Avoidance Assist: This feature helps prevent accidents by detecting potential collisions and alerting the driver. If necessary, the vehicle can automatically apply the brakes to avoid a collision.

  • Lane Assist: This feature helps keep the vehicle centered in its lane and can also provide steering assistance if the vehicle starts to drift out of its lane.

  • Speed Assist: This feature uses traffic sign recognition to display the speed limit on the dashboard and can also adjust the vehicle's speed to match the speed limit.

  • Cabin Camera: This camera is designed to enhance the safety of the vehicle by detecting and alerting the driver of any signs of driver distraction or fatigue.

In one of the newest Software Update the Cameras also detect traffic light and indicate when you can drive again. This option was started in China and now also rolls out in Europe and in the US. The sign recognition has gotten much better recently and the speed signs work now better.


Autopilot and Full Self-Driving Capabilities

Tesla Model Y comes with Autopilot, which is an advanced driver assistance system that includes the following features:


  • Traffic-Aware Cruise Control: This feature matches the speed of the vehicle to that of the surrounding traffic.

  • Autosteer: This feature assists in steering within a marked lane and uses traffic-aware cruise control.

  • Navigate on Autopilot: This feature builds on the features of Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer. It allows the vehicle to suggest and, if configured, automatically change lanes to pass other vehicles and follow the navigation route.

In addition to Autopilot, Tesla Model Y also has Full Self-Driving Capability, which includes the following features:


  • Navigate on Autopilot: This feature allows the vehicle to navigate on its own on highways, including navigating interchanges and taking exits.

  • Summon: This feature allows the vehicle to park itself in tight spaces or navigate complex parking situations.

  • Autopark: This feature allows the vehicle to park itself in a parallel or perpendicular parking space.


Tesla Model Y's Autopilot and Full Self-Driving capabilities are designed to assist the driver and enhance safety, but it is important to note that the driver is still responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle at all times, it is on the other hand without a doubt perfect for long road trips and fun to drive.


Tesla Model Y Ordering Process

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Ordering a Tesla Model Y is a straightforward process that can be completed online in a few steps. In this section, we will explain how to place your order and what to expect during the delivery timeline.


Placing Your Order

To get started, visit the Tesla website and configure your Model Y by selecting the desired color, wheels, interior, and options. After configuring your Model Y, you will be prompted to either sign in to your Tesla account or create a new one. Once you've logged in, you will be asked to provide your personal information, including your name, address, and phone number.

Next, you will be asked to select your payment method. Tesla offers two options: financing and leasing. If you choose financing, Tesla will connect you with a Tesla financier who will work with you to arrange your loan. If you choose leasing, you will be asked to provide your credit score and other financial information to determine your eligibility. The information can vary based on your country.

Once you've selected your payment method, you will be asked to review and confirm your order. You can also add a referral code at this stage if you have one. After confirming your order, you will receive a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and an estimated delivery date.

The VIN Number will sometimes come 2 weeks after you made the order online. This depends on your location and availability of cars.


Tesla Model Y Delivery Timeline

After placing your order, you will be contacted by a Tesla representative who will provide updates on the status of your order. You will also be able to track the progress of your order through your Tesla account.

The delivery timeline for your Model Y will depend on a variety of factors, including your location and the availability of your desired configuration. In general, Tesla aims to deliver your Model Y within 2-4 weeks of placing your order.

On the day of delivery, you will be asked to visit a Tesla delivery center or arrange for Tesla Direct delivery. At the delivery center, a Tesla representative will guide you through the final steps of the delivery process, including signing the necessary paperwork and taking possession of your new Model Y. If you choose Tesla Direct delivery, your Model Y will be delivered to your home or office by a Tesla representative.

The longest wait time is for customers in the UK or Australia, who have to wait for a Tesla Model Y to be shipped from Giga Shanghai. The shipping itself can take up to 27 days. The entire process of ordering in the Tesla Store or ordering online until delivery can take in some cases up to 6 -7 weeks. Keep in mind that this only occurs when Tesla has no cars available for immediate delivery.


Tesla Model Y delivery Checklist

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Once you have placed an order for your Tesla Model Y, you will receive a delivery date and time from Tesla. It is important to be prepared for your delivery day, so you can have a smooth and enjoyable experience. This section will provide you with a checklist of things to do on your delivery day and information about post-delivery support.


Delivery Day Checklist

Before you head to the delivery center, make sure you have completed the following tasks:


  • Insurance: You must have valid insurance on your new Tesla. Submit your insurance details through the Tesla app before your delivery appointment.

  • Payment: Make sure you have paid the final amount for your Tesla. You can pay through the Tesla app or bring a certified check to the delivery center with your Reference Number (RN) and name in the memo line.

  • Registration Documents: Complete your registration documents, subject to state requirements.

  • Tesla App: Download the Tesla app on your smartphone and make sure it is updated. You will use the app to unlock and access your Tesla vehicle, as well as complete your delivery process.

  • VIN: Know your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). You can find it in the Tesla app or on your account page on the Tesla website.

When you arrive at the delivery center, a Tesla representative will greet you and guide you through the delivery process. They will provide you with a tour of your new Tesla and answer any questions you may have.


Tesla Model Y Post-Delivery Support

After you take delivery of your new Tesla Model Y, you can count on Tesla's post-delivery support to help you with any questions or issues you may encounter. Here are some of the ways Tesla can assist you:

  • Tesla App: The Tesla app is a powerful tool for managing your Tesla. You can use it to remotely monitor and control your vehicle, schedule service appointments, and get support from Tesla.

  • Service Centers: Tesla has service centers located throughout the world. If you need repairs or maintenance on your Tesla, you can schedule an appointment online or through the Tesla app.

  • Roadside Assistance: If you experience a breakdown or other issues while driving your Tesla, you can contact Tesla's Roadside Assistance team for help. They are available 24/7 to assist you.

  • Online Support: Tesla's website has a wealth of information and resources to help you with your Tesla. You can access the Owner's Manual, FAQs, and other helpful guides online.

Keep in mind that once you take delivery you only have around 48 hours to still check the new vehicle. We don't advise doing any road trip right after delivery. Check your new car at home, do an electronic check, and see if you have missed any quality issues with the new car like with any other car that you would buy. If you don't find anything you are fine In case you do, just submit pictures online via the Tesla App.


Tesla Model Y Ownership and Maintenance

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Maintaining Your Model Y

Owning a Tesla Model Y is a unique experience that requires minimal maintenance. Tesla recommends regular maintenance to ensure the continued reliability and efficiency of your vehicle. The maintenance schedule varies depending on the model and year of your car. You can find a detailed maintenance schedule in your owner's manual or on Tesla's website here.

Tesla also offers a range of services to keep your Model Y running smoothly. You can schedule a service appointment through the Tesla app or website. Tesla offers mobile service in some areas, and in other areas, you can visit a Tesla Service Center. If you need a loaner vehicle, Tesla will provide one for you free of charge. Many of the maintenance are part of the purchase price, once the warranty is gone you have to pay for any bigger maintenance.

We hope that you enjoyed our full buying Guide for the Tesla Model Y, please keep in mind that small things mentioned here can change quickly. We try to update the Guide as soon as possible. If you like more details about the Tesla Model Y we recommend visiting a Tesla Store or our full Guide about the Tesla Model Y.

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