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Tesla continues to refine its vehicles to improve the ownership and purchasing experience. The Model Y made in China for the local market gets a range increase of up to 28 miles while keeping the same purchase price.
After finishing Q3 with impressive production and delivery figures, Tesla kicked off the new quarter with product improvements. According to the company's Chinese website, spotted by @ray4tesla/Twitter, the manufacturer has increased the range of Model Y Long Range and Model Y Performance while car prices have remained the same.
Tesla previously offered the Model Y Long Range with a range of 594 km (369 mi) in line with local NEDC standards. However, starting on October 1, this changed. The Model Y LR is now offered with a range of 640 km (398 mi), which equates to an increase of 46 kilometers (28.6 mi).
Tesla Model Y Performance also received a range improvement. Previously, the car could travel 540 km (336 miles), in accordance with local NEDC standards. The model is now sold with a range of 566 km (352 mi), which equates to an increase of 26 kilometers (16 mi). Model Y Performance prices also remained unchanged.
Tesla CN revised the range (NEDC) for MIC Model Y today with no price change:— Ray4Tesla⚡️🚘☀️🔋 (@ray4tesla) October 1, 2021
594 km to 640 km for Model Y DM LR
540 km to 566 km for Model Y Performance
The timing for the range increase couldn’t be any better as today is the 1st day of the 7-day holiday break. pic.twitter.com/0PUA39wJEK
Model Y for overseas markets is also expected to receive an increase in range. Tesla recently registered several new Model Y variants, including an export version. There is a possibility that this is the variant with the increased range, in accordance with the updates for Model Y in China.
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