Tesla began offering delivery of Giga Texas-made Model Y “in the area.” The vehicles are equipped with 4680 cells and a structural battery pack, and can be delivered within the next weeks.
Tesla began deliveries of the Giga Texas-built Model Y on April 7 at the factory's grand opening ceremony. According to reports, the cars were only delivered to employees of the company that day, and there have been no updates on this since then. However, this seems to be changing soon, as indicated by an email sent to a customer.
Ganesh/Twitter who resides in Austin, Texas, has an order for Model Y. Although he did not say when he expected delivery of his car, he did share an email received from Tesla suggesting he expedite delivery and receive the car in the coming weeks. To do this, the company offered the client a Giga Texas-made Model Y.
BREAKING: Official confirmation about Giga Texas Model Y. 279 miles range and 0-60 in 5 seconds pic.twitter.com/9BDi9mghuF— Ganesh (@mmsganesh) May 17, 2022
One of the most interesting observations here is the fact that this option is only offered to clients who are “in the area.” So it could either refer to Texans or people who live in Austin. Notable is the fact that direct sales are prohibited in the state, so it will be interesting to know more details about this.
In addition, the letter describes some details about the new version of the car. Tesla offers Model Y “with up to 279 miles on a single charge and accelerate from 0-60 mph in as little as 5.0 seconds” and matches the Standard Range version. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Giga Texas-built Model Ys are equipped with a structural battery pack and 4680 cells. There is a high possibility that, at the moment, the battery potential in these vehicles may be artificially reduced and the manufacturer will offer a range increase at an additional cost in the future.
“Accelerate Your Model Y Delivery
You have the opportunity to experience our latest configuration and take delivery within weeks.
Select Model Y All-Wheel Drive and experience one of the first vehicles built at Gigafactory Texas – and currently available in the area. Go anywhere with up to 279 miles on a single charge and accelerate from 0-60 mph in as little as 5.0 seconds.
Check your Tesla Account regularly for updated inventory, or if you would like to keep your current configuration, we will contact you to schedule a delivery appointment once a vehicle is available.”
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