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Tesla Model Y Snapped On The Road For The First Time


A Tesla Model Y has been snapped driving in public for the very first time since the EV was unveiled a couple of months ago.

Tesla doesn’t intend on commencing deliveries of the first Model Ys until the fall of 2020, leading us to believe that the Model Y pictured is an early prototype built by the company. The Model Y is painted in a dark shade of blue and following the electric SUV was a Tesla Model S camera car, indicating that the automaker might be shooting some promotional content of its latest model.

Even prior to the Model Y premiering back in March, we were quite certain that it would look like a cross between the Model 3 sedan and the Model X SUV. That’s exactly what it looks like and this image of the SUV on the road just how familiar the styling of the vehicle is. From a distance, it could easily be mistaken for a Model 3.

Also Read: Tesla Model Y Is Safe, Fast, And Has Up To 300 Miles Of Range

Tesla intends on offering the Model Y in four different configurations. Sitting at the base of the range will be the Standard Range model starting at $39,000. The next most affordable model in the family will be the Tesla Model Y Long Range, priced from $47,000 and fitted with a battery pack offering up 300 miles (482 km) of range.

One step up in the range will land you in the Model Y Dual Motor AWD. This model sacrifices 20 miles of range from the Long Range but makes up for it with improved performance. Topping out the Model Y family will be the Performance, powered by a pair of electric motors that launches the SUV to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.5 seconds.

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