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Tesla Constructing Customary Vary And Lengthy Vary Mannequin Y In Austin

Drive Tesla Canada stories that Tesla could also be working two Mannequin Y manufacturing traces at its gigafactory in Austin — one for the dual-motor Lengthy Vary model that has additionally been the bottom model of the Mannequin Y till now and one for a brand new dual-motor Customary Vary 279 mile model.

A number of of its readers say they’ve gotten notices from the corporate displaying {that a} VIN quantity with the letter A within the eleventh place has been assigned to the Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary automotive they’ve on order. The A stands for Austin. Till now, all automobiles from supply in North America have been assembled on the Fremont manufacturing unit in California.

The brand new Customary Vary mannequin isn’t proven on the Tesla web site however is being provided to those that have ordered a Mannequin Y and who stay inside a brief distance of the Austin manufacturing unit. Initially, the value was $59,990 however was elevated only a few days later to $61,990. The Lengthy Vary automotive at the moment lists for $65,990.

Tesla likes to start deliveries of recent fashions to individuals who stay close to the manufacturing unit. The primary Mannequin 3 sedans went to staff on the Fremont manufacturing unit. The idea is that if there are post-production points with a brand new mannequin, they are often corrected shortly on the manufacturing unit. Some may say that is utilizing prospects as guinea pigs to do the pre-production testing different corporations conduct earlier than they hand over the keys to precise prospects. There isn’t a extra cost to carry out this service for Tesla, nonetheless.

There may be an assumption being made that the Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary makes use of the 2170 battery cells which have powered that mannequin since its inception and the brand new Customary Vary makes use of Tesla’s new giant format 4680 cells as a part of a brand new structural battery pack. The rationale for that assumption is, partly, that Tesla has refused to reply any questions from the press for over a yr now.

The excellent news is that Tesla is beginning to make Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary automobiles in Texas. The not-so-good information is the brand new homeowners received’t know what batteries are of their Texas-made automobiles. Simply be grateful that Elon has deemed you worthy, folks, and drive blissful!


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