On Friday night, Tesla made interesting changes to the Model Y data in its Europe component. First, the observer tesla_adri discovered in the site’s source code that Tesla appears to be preparing new variants of it. Soon after that, what you can see there as a normal user also changed. A higher range is now defined for the long-range Model Y. The same goes for the Performance version, with some special features also indicating the start of deliveries from Tesla’s new plant near Berlin in March.
The Model Y now has a range of 566 km
Right at the European launch of the Model Y late last summer, Tesla could have given its electric crossover even more range. Because until then, a variant with a slightly larger battery has been approved in the EU, according to Tesla data for Hong Kong according to WLTP on a single charge of 542 km driving away. Instead, it was initially only 507 kilometers from the WLTP in Germany. As a configuration change later showed, this was applied to the Y LR with optional 20-inch wheels, 19 inches that were 537 kilometres.
However, the newly ordered Tesla Model Y should come with a larger battery, which is internally referred to as the 5L according to reports. Also stood new ranges on Friday in the component 565 kilometers with 19 inches and 533 kilometers with larger wheels. Furthermore, Tesla states February as the expected delivery date for both wheel sizes.
The Model Y range increased in Europe. (at the discretion of wltp or wltp)
20″: 507 kilometers -> 533 kilometers
19 “: 537 km -> 565 km
Now has a March delivery date!!! It was previously only said early 2022.
Also increase the range:
480 km -> 514 km pic.twitter.com/MgCnsP44QV
— Tesla_Adri (@tesla_adri) January 14, 2022
On the other hand, the performance version of the Model Y, which has not yet been delivered in Europe, should have a larger 5-liter battery ( Like the predecessor 5C from the factory LG Energy Solutions originated in China). According to previous information, this should be enough only for a distance of 480 kilometers from the WLTP. This is now 514 kilometers, and it seems to have been achieved without more battery capacity. Above all, more specific information for European deliveries of Model Y performance has been available in the configurator since Friday, after only “beginning of 2022” was mentioned there.
Tesla performance from Giga Berlin?
Particularly remarkable is that Tesla has named two different months: According to the website, the black and white Model Y is expected to be delivered in March, and the other three colors in May. This fits with rumors that the Tesla Gigafactory in Grünheide near Berlin will initially produce the performance-only version. It was also said that it was only planned there to begin the black or white paint work. Changes to the component can be confirmation of this.
moreover Discover tesla_adri Later in the page source code, the explicit reference to “New Performance Trim Launch in Berlin”. And the start of an electric car plant in March would roughly align with the statements of the Brandenburg state government, according to The procedure for approval of the German Tesla project “on the last meters” Located.
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