Tesla opens order books for Model Y across Europe, with deliveries slated for September 2021
Palo Alto, California-headquartered electric car maker Tesla Motors has confirmed that it has started accepting orders for the Made-in-China Model Y across Europe, with estimated delivery of the electric compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV) slated for September this year.
The American EV giant has opened order books for the all-electric Model Y in almost all countries of the Europe, including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Czech Republic, Iceland, Italy, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Luxembourg, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden, and the Netherlands. Some European countries, such as Romania, Ireland and the United Kingdom, have been left out; at least for the time being.
Originally, the EV giant had plans to deliver the Europe-made Model Y to European customers. But contrary to that plan, the first Model Ys delivered to European buyers will be manufactured in Tesla’s Shanghai, China-based mega factory called Shanghai Gigafactory. Tesla’s European manufacturing facility in Germany, called Berlin Gigafactory, has thus far failed to start production due to various regulatory issues amid severe opposition from some environmental groups. So rather than waiting for the Berlin Gigafactory to become operational, the American manufacturer will start shipping the Made-in-China EVs to European buyers.
To check availability of the all-electric Model Y crossover in a country, one can head over to the EV maker’s official order site. As the order site for each country has slightly different pricing, one should click through to see what it costs in his/her country.
It is worth-mentioning here that tow hitches are quite popular among European commuters, but the 1,600-kg tow hitch isn’t being offered as a factory option in the case of the Model Y. Thus, interested customers will have to purchase and install it separately after delivery. The 7-seat version is also yet to be made available.
The American manufacturer also made it clear that the Long Range models of the all-electric CUV will be delivered in September this year, while the Performance models will follow later, sometime in 2022.
The Tesla Model Y Long Range will come equipped with a permanent-magnet motor and a 75-kWh battery pack, which will store enough energy to offer a range of 314 miles (roughly 505 km). Maximum charging AC and DC power has been pegged at 11.5-kw and 250-kw. Its powerful engine delivers 346 horsepower (258 kW) and 389 lb-ft (527 Nm) of torque, which is enough to provide acceleration of 0-60 miles per hour (mph) in just 4.8 seconds and top speed of 135 mph (217 km/h).
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