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Tesla Model Y 2024: A Step by Step Guide of the Electric SUV


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The Tesla Model Y is an all-electric compact SUV that is designed to offer a unique blend of performance, versatility, and sustainability. It is the most successful addition to the Tesla lineup so far as it became the best-selling vehicle worldwide.

The Model Y shares many of the same features as its siblings, including Tesla's advanced Autopilot system, a sleek and minimalist interior, and a long-range battery that allows for extended driving distances.

One of the key selling points of the Model Y is its impressive performance. The vehicle is available in three different configurations: Standard Range, Long Range, and Performance. The Long Range model boasts a range of up to 326 miles on a single charge, while the Performance model can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds.


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The Standard range has the shortest range but also the best price. It was shortly postponed in the US but came back recently. It is the most-sold version in China and Europe.

The Model Y Long Range and Performance are both equipped with dual-motor all-wheel drive, which provides exceptional traction and handling in all weather conditions.

Another standout feature of the Model Y is its spacious and versatile interior. The vehicle can comfortably seat up to 5 passengers (6 people if you use the middle seat in the back) making it an ideal choice for families or groups of friends. The second-row seats can be folded flat independently, creating a large cargo area that can accommodate a variety of items. Additionally, the Model Y comes standard with a panoramic glass roof that provides excellent visibility and natural light.


Tesla Model Y Launch

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The Tesla Model Y is an all-electric compact SUV that was first unveiled in March 2019. It is built on the same platform as the Model 3 sedan and shares many of its components. The Model Y offers a spacious interior, advanced technology, and impressive performance.

One of the standout features of the Model Y is its advanced technology. It comes standard with Tesla's Autopilot system, which includes a suite of driver assistance features such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning. The Model Y also has a large touchscreen display in the center console that controls many of the car's functions, including navigation, media, and climate control.

Overall, the Tesla Model Y is a compelling electric SUV that offers impressive performance, advanced technology, and a spacious interior. It is a great option for anyone looking for a practical and eco-friendly vehicle and fits perfectly with families.


Tesla Model Y Variants

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Tesla Model Y is a fully electric mid-size SUV that comes in three variants: Standard Range, Long Range, and Performance. Each variant has its own set of features and specifications that cater to different needs and budgets.


Model Y Standard Range

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The Tesla Model Y Standard Range is the most affordable variant of the Model Y. It has a range of up to 244 miles on a single charge and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. It comes with rear-wheel drive, which provides a smooth and efficient ride. The Standard Range variant has a cargo capacity of 68 cubic feet and can seat up to five passengers comfortably.

The Standard Range Version comes with different batteries, which means that the energy consumption and the estimated range will be slightly different between the markets.

If you are from Europe, you will receive the Model Y Standard Range with a BYD battery, which is for example not inside the Model Y in the US. So if you are planning to buy this Version check out reviews from your country and not abroad, as the experience can slightly differ. This also includes charging speed.


Model Y Long-Range

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The Tesla Model Y Long Range is the mid-tier variant of the Model Y. It has a range of up to 326 miles on a single charge and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds. It comes with all-wheel drive, which provides better traction and handling on the road. The Long Range variant has a cargo capacity of 68 cubic feet and is the Version with the longest range.

Despite the higher price this Version is perfect for anyone out of their driving lot. With more range comes more comfort, which really helps when you look for a good family car, which you can drive over long distances during the holiday seasons.


Model Y Performance

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The Tesla Model Y Performance is the top-tier variant of the Model Y. It has a range of up to 303 miles on a single charge and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. It comes with an all-wheel drive and a performance upgrade, which provides even better traction, handling, and acceleration on the road. The Performance variant has a cargo capacity of 68 cubic feet and can seat up to five passengers comfortably.

All Model Y come with advanced safety features such as collision avoidance and emergency braking. The Model Y is a versatile and practical SUV that is perfect for families and individuals who want to drive an electric vehicle with impressive performance and range.


Tesla Model Y Battery and Range

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The Tesla Model Y is equipped with a lithium-ion battery pack, which is similar to the battery pack used in the Model 3. The battery pack is located underneath the vehicle, which helps to lower the center of gravity and improve handling. Keep in mind, that battery technology and performance of the Model Y can vary depending on the production facility.


Battery Technology

Tesla's battery technology is known for its reliability and efficiency. The Model Y's battery pack is designed to last for many years and is covered by an eight-year warranty of 100.000 miles. The battery pack is also designed to be recyclable, which helps to reduce waste and minimize the environmental impact of the vehicle.


Charging Options

The Model Y can be charged using a standard 120-volt household outlet, a 240-volt home charging station, or a Tesla Supercharger. The Supercharger network is a network of fast-charging stations that are located throughout the United States and other countries. Using a Supercharger, the Model Y can be charged up to 80% in about 30 minutes.

Please note that the performance at a charger depends on the percentage you have left and the weather conditions and if the battery was prepared for charging (works per Software automatically).


Tesla Model Y Driving Range

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The Model Y has an estimated driving range of up to 326 miles on a single charge depending on the battery pack and Model Y version. However, the actual driving range will vary depending on several factors, including driving style, terrain, and temperature.

Tesla provides a real driving range estimate for the Model Y based on a number of facseveraltors, including temperature, terrain, and driving style. According to Tesla, the Model Y has a real driving range of up to 300 miles on a single charge.

In summary, the Tesla Model Y is equipped with a reliable and efficient lithium-ion battery pack. It can be charged using a variety of options, including the Tesla Supercharger network. The Model Y has an estimated driving range of up to 326 miles on a single charge, with a real driving range estimate of up to 300 miles.


Tesla Model Y Production Facilities

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Tesla has several production facilities around the world where they manufacture their electric vehicles, including the Model Y. Here are some of the key production facilities for the Model Y:


Giga Berlin

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Giga Berlin is Tesla's first European factory, located in Grünheide near Berlin, Germany. It produces Model Y, which is powered by 2170-type cylindrical battery cells and has been in production since March 2022. The factory is expected to produce up to 500,000 vehicles per year once it reaches full capacity.

Further expansions are planned and the future compact car will be produced as well at this factory. Giga Berlin doesn't export to the UK which still gets all of the cars from China. Nevertheless, markets like Taiwan, Israel, and Turkey are also served with Model Y from Germany.


Giga Austin

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Giga Austin is Tesla's factory located in Austin, Texas, which began production of the Model Y in April 2022. This version of the Model Y is equipped with 4680-type cylindrical cells and structural battery packs. The factory is expected to produce up to 10,000 vehicles per week once it reaches its first-stage capacity.

Since November 2023 the Cybertruck is also produced in Austin and future products like the compact car will most likely get a production line as well.


Giga Shanghai

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Giga Shanghai is Tesla's factory located in Shanghai, China, which began production of the Model Y in January 2021. The factory produces the Model Y, which is powered by LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries when it comes to the Standard Range Version. The factory currently produces close to 800.000 cars per year and has a weekly production rate of around 20-22k cars of which 70% are Model Y and 30% Model 3 Highland.

Tesla China exports from Shanghai to most of the Asian markets Australia and the UK. For the Model 3 Highland Giga Shanghai is also serving European customers.


Fremont

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Fremont is Tesla's factory located in California, USA, which has been producing the Model Y since March 2020. The factory produces both the Model Y and the Model 3, which share an estimated 75% of their parts. The factory is expected to produce up to 650.000 vehicles per year depending if Facelifts happen or not.

Overall, Tesla has strategically located their production facilities around the world to ensure efficient production and delivery of their electric vehicles. With the Model Y being produced in multiple locations, Tesla can meet the demand for this popular electric SUV.


Tesla Model Y Interior and Comfort

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The Tesla Model Y is a family car that offers a spacious and comfortable interior. The Model Y's cabin is quite similar to that of the Model 3, with a minimalist design that creates a modern and elegant atmosphere. The Model Y's interior is roomy thanks to the superb packaging and production techniques that Tesla has used.


Model Y Seating and Space

The Tesla Model Y is built different to other manufacturers. Even though the seven-seat option isn't available anymore, the Model Y is one of the best family cars you can buy. The factor of space is one big advantage you get when you buy such a great car. You can further use this room for camping or when you wait while using the charging network.

With the Model Y,, many people concentrate on the miles of range or quick acceleration, but a new trend has emerged that uses the current space in the car and that is Camping. With an electric car this is something many people like to do. It is also a way to go on road trips.

Tesla has started this by launching the Camping Mode inside the Infotainment System which allows you to stay warm and receive fresh air while you sleep. We do advise you to do some test drives and check out the Model Y. The space in the performance models is the same as in the long-range Model Y and Standard Range. Tesla gives you the same car when it comes to space and seating. The main difference is the battery and acceleration.


Model Y Infotainment and Connectivity

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The new Model Y will come with the same exciting infotainment system. The won'tself-driving capability will be at the same level with further improvements through software updates.

The front center screen wont be the only screen in the future. Like with the Model S, Model X, and the Model 3, the new Model Y will receive a smaller screen for the rear seats. This will further improve the experience when driving with 4 people.

The Tesla Model Y will most likely receive a better sound system than the Tesla Model 3 Highland and the noise in general will be much better inside the car. Tesla has improved the build quality, which brings less noise and a better experience within the car, especially when it comes to music movies, or any other infotainment. Another improvement will likely be the suspension which will add to a better ambient noise even further.

Most of the changes related to the infotainment will continue to come over the Software Update as usual. So if you want to buy a Tesla Model Y in 2024 the big decision question is wait or buy now?

The current Model Y is a very good car that has the best highway safety out there, you won't have to drive to a gas station anymore and you got a perfect family car with lots of room for storage and activities.

With the infotainment being the best in the industry this section won't make such a big difference between the current and the new Tesla Model Y. The main change is the small touchscreen for the rear seats, improved ambient noise, and a better sound system.


Tesla Model Y Facelift 2024

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Tesla Model Y Facelift Launch

The Tesla Model Y will receive a Facelift in 2024. This Facelift will come from the Standard Range Model, The Long Range, and aren't Performance the Model. Like with the Tesla Model 3 Highland, many changes will happen with the interior. We have written a detailed Guide about all the changes that will come and how they a very similar to the new Model 3. You can find this Guide over here.


Tesla Model Y buy now or wait?

In the EV segment with technology improving very fast there is always one question, should I wait or buy now? With the new Tesla Model Y around the corner, it is hard to argue, that it is very tempting to wait, especially knowing what waits for you. The new vehicles of the Tesla Model 3 have received very good feedback and the design looks much better based on customer feedback and our taste.

With that being said, if you are sure, that you only want to buy Model Y vehicles with the best build-quality acoustic glass and the best tech build-in, you should wait. We do expect the new Tesla Model Y to launch first in Shanghai afterwards in Giga Berlin and latest by Q1 2025 in the US.


Tesla Model Y FAQ

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Tesla Model Y differences by location

The Tesla Model Y is available in different variants that are tailored to meet the requirements of different regions. For instance, the Model Y Performance Model and all other versions in Germany can be bought with the two new colors Midnight Cherry Red and Quicksilver which both arent available for customers in China and the US.

Additionally, the Model Y may have different features and specifications depending on the region where it is being sold. For example, the Model Y sold in Europe has a Type 2 charging port, while the Model Y sold in the United States has a CCS charging port.

The range estimates are also different even though the real distances driven are almost the same as the batteries are the same size. In Europe, the WLTP Model is used and in the US the EPA range also named EPA estimates, is the number to go for.

China on the other hand has its approach to range testing which is close to the WLTP Model. So if you hear a chinese carChinesemaker saying, that their car can reach a range of 1000km it is around 800km WLTP.


When do I receive the Tesla Model Y VIN?

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The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is a unique 17-digit code that is assigned to every vehicle. Once the order for the Model Y has been placed, the VIN is usually assigned within a few days. However, the time taken to receive the VIN may vary depending on the region and the availability of the Model Y.

Customers who live in Europe receive their Vin Tracking once the car is produced and shipped out of China. Most of the time the VIN number is allocated around Singapore. This is currently only for the Tesla Model 3 Highland when it comes to the EU. The UK market still receives VINs out of China for the Model Y and Model 3.

In the North American market, the VIN is also assigned once the car is produced and on its way. Be aware that VIN allocation can differ if you

u decide to buy a car from Inventory that you can pick up right away at a Delivery Center.

Customers can check the status of their order and the assigned VIN through their Tesla account. directly. The status will be updated only in the account, not per email.


Tesla Model Y Shipping

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The Model Y is shipped directly from the Tesla factory to the customer's location. The shipping time may vary depending on the region and the availability of the Model Y. Customers can track the shipping status of their Model Y through their Tesla account.

Once the Model Y has arrived at the delivery center, customers will be notified to schedule a delivery appointment. During the delivery appointment, the customer can inspect the Model Y and complete the necessary paperwork before taking possession of the vehicle.

The longest wait times occur with the Model S and Model X which are both shipped only from the Fremont factory. In some cases, these models can take over a month to arrive at the destination and another 2 weeks until delivery.

Tesla cars shipped from China to Europe take around 27 days depending on the final harbor. For customers in Australia , the distances is slightly shorter which is around 22 days. This timeframe can all vary based on weather and other external factors.

The shortest delivery times are within Europe from Giga Berlin as well as from Giga Shanghai directly to Chinese customers and in the US from the Fremont factory and Austin Texas.


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