2021 Tesla Model Y: Market Launch, Prices

The new Tesla Model Y is available for order in the USA. First deliveries begin in March 2020. Europe’s (and UK) deliveries are estimated for late summer 2020.

North American customers can already order the Tesla Model Y Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive.

A ‘Long Range’ version with the top speed of 135 mph (217 km), 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) acceleration time of  4.8 seconds, 316 miles (509 km) of driving range (EPA-rated) costs $52,990 or $46,490 after potential savings.

A ‘Performance’ modification (315 mi / 507 km, 145 mph / 233 km, 3.5 sec) is priced at $60,990 ($56,690 after savings).

An entry-level rear-wheel-drive ‘Standard Range’ version goes on sale in spring 2021 with a price-tag of around $39,000. The top speed is 120 mph (193 km), the sprint from zero to 60 mph takes 5.9 seconds, the driving range is 230 miles (370 km).

As for the UK and European buyers, they will have to wait until the summer of 2020. Expect the Tesla Model Y will cost from £36,000 in Great Britain.

The 2021 Tesla Model Y shares about 75 percent of components and a platform with the Model 3 sedan. It also has got the same 75-kWh battery as the Model 3 Performance.

Production capacity of the Flemont factory, where Tesla is building its Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, is 400,000 units per year. After the upgrade, this number will increase to 500,000 cars.

Still in 2020, the company will produce the Model Ys at the Shanghai facility with a capacity of 150,000 annual units.

The company is readying its European plant in Berlin-Brandenburg as well. It is set to deliver the first cars to customers next year.

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