Now Model Y is available for order not only in North America and Europe, but also in China.
According to Tesla's website, Chinese customers can now order made-in China Model Y. Estimated production time is early 2021. So, production is expected to start as soon as 2021. The price of the Long Range is ¥ 488,000 ($ 68,580), Performance will cost Chinese consumers ¥ 535,000 ($ 75,185).
Most likely, this opportunity appeared after the construction of the main building of the Phase 2 of Tesla Giga Shanghai was completed. This building will be used mainly for the production of Model Y.
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According to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), the range of made-in China Model Y Long Range is 505 km (314 miles).
The first Model Y deliveries began in North America in March, which is half a year faster than previously planned. Tesla produces cars faster every year than before. The accumulated experience is used in order to implement their plans as quickly as possible and provide customers with cars that are in high demand.
The Model Y is a compact SUV. Such a car model is becoming increasingly popular, so the demand for it is growing rapidly. In 2021, Europeans will also be able to get the first Model Y made in Germany, as the new Tesla Giga Berlin factory is being built rapidly.
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