Tesla is now placing orders in advance on its website for its recently introduced Model Y, an all-electric crossover SUV and the company's fifth electric car. The company presented Model Y at an event outside of Los Angeles on Thursday night.
The long-range Y model will be the first in the fall of 2020 and will have a range of 300 miles, said Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Tesla will also sell a double-engine version with all-wheel drive for $ 51,000 and a performance version for $ 60,000, both also available in the fall of 2020. The most economical standard version with a range of 230 miles will not be available until 2021, Musk said, and it will sell for $ 39,000.
You can preorder all versions of the Model Y except the standard range. This follows Tesla's habit of selling the most expensive versions of their vehicles first. The other three versions and all your options are available to pre-order for a deposit of $ 2,500. The Model Y with seats for 7 people will also not be available until 2021.
Shortly after Model 3 was revealed in 2016, more than 100,000 buyers expected a $ 1,000 deposit to reserve the $ 35,000 sedan. Many abandoned their reservations or ended up buying the most expensive version of the car in the following years; Model 3 of $ 35,000 was only put up for sale at that price last month.