Tesla offers a Model Y Standard Range AWD only to its employees

Tesla has just unveiled a new Standard Autonomy version of the Model Y, but it is only reserved for employees of the manufacturer.

Only available with the Long Range and Performance versions, the Tesla Model Y Standard Range is eagerly awaited by customers. But they will have to wait a little longer, since it is the brand’s employees who will first benefit from this variation.

During the Cyber ​​Rodeo event, the American brand announced a new version of the Tesla Model Y without giving more details. However, our American colleagues from Electrek were able to look a little more into the matter and learn that this new Model Y would only be accessible to brand employees at first, then to regular customers in a second.

Baptized Tesla Model Y Standard Range AWD in the files of the EPA, the organization which certifies the autonomy of electric cars in the USA, this SUV is placed below the other two versions. But it is not a Model Y on the cheap since it would have the latest long-awaited 4680 battery cells.

A range of 448 km for the Tesla Model Y Standard Autonomy

According to the official organization, this Model Y is credited with a range of 279 miles (448 km), or 39 miles (62 km) less than the Long Range version, while being barely slower on the road. acceleration with a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 5.0 s against 4.8 s. For those for whom a new screw in a Tesla is a major event: this Model Y Autonomy Standard made in Texas has a magnetic central armrest and a rear parcel shelf. Note that the SUVs that come out of the Chinese factory already have this last equipment.

This version is available to Tesla employees for $59,990, which is $3,000 less than the Long Range version. The brand has already started deliveries of the first copies and will continue to meet employee demand, before definitively adding the Model Y Autonomy Standard to the catalog.

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