Tesla Releases Model Y Electric SUV

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Electric carmaker Tesla has released a 4th model. Dubbed Model Y, the newcomer is an all-electric, mid-sized SUV with a focus on practicality and safety.

Available in 4 variants, the Tesla Model Y is claimed to have carrying capacity for 7 adults plus cargo. The different versions make for interesting reading. There'll be a Standard Range version, with a Long Range, Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive and for those craving speed, a Performance derivative. 

Tesla claims performance figures of 0-100 kph in 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 240 kph. Battery range sits at 368 km for the Standard Range, with the Long Range model offering 480 km. 

Inside, the Tesla Model Y features a panoramic glass roof as well as cleverly designed seats to give an illusion of space. The vehicle features no key, instead using your smartphone to gain access.

Tesla Model Y deliveries are expected to start towards the end of 2020.

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