Tesla’s Model Y way cheaper in Europe than US

Tesla added a base version of its Model Y (Standard Range) in Europe at starting prices of €49 990 (Belgium), way cheaper than the cheapest Model Y currently available in the US, presently listed at $65 990 (€66 352). Only the Long Range AWD version and the Model Y Performance are listed in the US.

The American carmaker doesn’t specify whether this base Model Y comes from the new Berlin factory or Shanghai but announces deliveries between December 2022 – February 2023. It’s a rear-wheel drive version with a 455 km range (WLTP), a top speed of 217 km/h, and accelerating from 0-100 in 6,9 seconds.

Disappearing in the US

In Belgium, this Model Y Standard Range retails starting at €49 990 (VAT included), while the Long Range AWD (€65 990) and the Performance (€70 000), like in America, are significantly more expensive.

While the latter has dual motors, the base model has only one motor, which is evident from the slower acceleration (6,9 compared to 5 and even 3,5 seconds for the Performance). ‘Long Range’ in the case of Model Y means 533 km. The top model is the Performance, with a top speed of 250 km/h and a slightly lesser range of 514 km.

In the US, the Model Y Standard Range appeared on the Tesla website in January 2021, only to disappear one month later. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, it didn’t live up to the brand’s range standards at less than 250 miles (402 km) at that time. The Model Y then had an EPA range of 244 miles (393 km) and a starting price of $42 000.






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