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Tesla launches a new Model Y with 600 km of autonomy at a "more accessible price"

The electric car manufacturer Tesla announced this Thursday the market launch of a new long-range version of the Tesla Model Y, the best-selling car in the world in 2023, which is designed to offer "maximum autonomy at a more affordable price" , as the brand explains in a statement.

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Tesla launches a new Model Y with 600 km of autonomy at a "more accessible price"

The electric car manufacturer Tesla announced this Thursday the market launch of a new long-range version of the Tesla Model Y, the best-selling car in the world in 2023, which is designed to offer "maximum autonomy at a more affordable price" , as the brand explains in a statement.

Unlike the previous long-range version of the Model Y, the new variant launched this Thursday is rear-wheel drive, which allows it to increase energy efficiency, reduce consumption and achieve a range of up to 600 kilometers in the WLTP combined cycle with the 19 inch wheels. With the 20'' wheels, which have an extra cost of 2,100 euros, the range is reduced to 565 km.

The new version of the Tesla Model Y can travel about 35 kilometers more than the previous long-range version with dual motor and four-wheel drive, which promises a range of up to 565 kilometers with 19-inch wheels and 533 km with wheels. of 20''.

The new long-range version of the Tesla Model Y is on sale in Spain from 48,990 euros, 4,000 euros more than the rear-wheel drive version with 455 kilometers of range (about 145 km less than the new model), and 3,000 euros less than the long-range version with all-wheel drive and 565 km of range.

"The single motor combined with a high-energy-density battery, standard heat pump, and low-resistance tires maximize efficiency and set a new cost-per-kilometer benchmark in the electric SUV market," Tesla says. in the statement.

The company led by Elon Musk has managed to reduce the consumption of the new Model Y to 14.9 kWh/100 km compared to the 15.7 kWh/100 km approved by the standard Model Y with rear-wheel drive or the 16.9 kWh/100 km consumed by the long-range Model Y with all-wheel drive.

It still does not reach, however, the level of efficiency of the standard Tesla Model 3, which approves a consumption of 13.2 kWh/100 km and reaches up to 554 kilometers with 18-inch wheels (513 km with 19' wheels ').

The new Tesla Model Y, manufactured at the Berlin-Brandenburg gigafactory, 'includes "everything that made this model the best-selling car in the world in 2023," says Tesla. It incorporates "highest quality materials" as standard, as well as a high level of connectivity, comfort and safety.

In terms of performance, the new Tesla Model Y accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.9 seconds, making it one second faster than the standard rear-wheel drive version, and reaches a maximum speed of 217 km/h. h electronically limited.

Tesla assures that the introduction of this new version is the result of the company's efforts to reduce costs through economies of scale and innovative engineering, and allows customers to obtain the Model Y "that best suits their lifestyle." and budget".

The Tesla Model Y was the best-selling car in the world in 2023 with 1.23 million units registered between January and December, 64% more than the previous year. It was also the best-selling car in Europe with 251,604 units registered in 2023, 84% more than the previous year, according to data from the consulting firm Jato Dynamics.

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