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Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:39 pm

It looks really good for some initial deliveries next month.
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Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:57 am

Inside Evs: Analyzed: Tesla Model Y Comes Out Kicking

Includes a video link to "Now You Know" with Zac and Jesse's take on the Model Y.
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Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:53 pm

IEVS:
Tesla Model Y Length, Width, Height, Weight, Off-Road Features Emerge
https://insideevs.com/news/402992/tesla ... ze-weight/

Here are the dimensions of the Tesla Model Y:
  • Exterior Dimensions:

    Overall Length: 187 in or 4,750 mm

    Total Width:

    * Overall Width including mirrors: 83.8 in or 2,129 mm
    * Overall Width including folded mirrors: 77.9 in or 1,978 mm
    * Overall Width excluding mirrors: 75.6 in or 1,921 mm

    Total Height:

    Overall Height: 64 in or 1,624 mm. . . .
And here are the various weights for the Model Y:

  • Curb Weight* Long Range Battery, Dual Motor: 4,416 lbs or 2,003 kg
    GVWR** Long Range Battery, Dual Motor: 5,302 lbs or 2,405 kg
    Gross Vehicle Weight Distribution - Dual Motor: Front 46% and Rear 54%
    Gross Axle Weight Rating - Front 20" Wheels: 3,005 lbs or 1,363 kg
    Gross Axle Weight Rating - Rear 20" Wheels: 3,307 lbs or 1500 kg
    *Curb Weight = weight of the vehicle with correct fluid levels, no occupants and no cargo
    **GVWR = Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. . . .
Moving on to some newly confirmed features, the Model Y comes with what's called Off-Road Assist. This selectable feature does the following:

  • "Adjusts traction control to optimize performance off-road. Some Autopilot safety features such as Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Avoidance features are not available when Off-Road Assist is enabled."
Last, but not least, a new image confirms that the Model Y will have a power liftgate with a height of opening that's customizable.

As expected from the early info that they were including a 3rd row option, it's far longer and wider than I need or want even if I were willing to pay that much for any car, but for those who are interested, enjoy.
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Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:05 pm

All IEVS:
Tesla Model Y Owner's Manual: Read All 226 Pages Right Here
https://insideevs.com/news/404196/tesla ... ne-manual/

Tesla Model Y Specs, Price, Range, Performance: What We Know So Far
https://insideevs.com/news/404185/tesla ... e-details/

Tesla Model Y Not Rated To Tow: Manual Says 'Not Equipped' For Towing
https://insideevs.com/news/404187/tesla-model-y-no-tow/

Tesla Model Y Deliveries Officially Underway
https://insideevs.com/news/404134/tesla ... ery-start/
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Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:55 pm

It IS big. 4” longer than our Q5, just as wide and tall. A
bit lighter.

Don’t really need another vehicle that size. Certainly not another at that price (roughly what we paid for our Q).

I’m sure it’s very nice. Not a good fit for us though. We’ll watch and see what else hits the market. No rush here.
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Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:22 am

I don't know if anyone mentioned it here yet but IMO one of the biggest new features in the "Y", or any Tesla now, it has a heat pump.

I know model 3's can loose upto 40% in cold weather. One thing I have enjoyed in my LEAF is only small losses in heat pump mode.


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Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:09 am

I don't know if anyone mentioned it here yet but IMO one of the biggest new features in the "Y", or any Tesla now, it has a heat pump.
Someone did bring it up, and we had a short conversation about whether or not it was a better one (usable heat at lower temps) than the Leaf uses. Now I can't find the #@@!@# conversation!
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Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:10 pm

As I recall, someone referenced it out of a technical specification or manual from the car.
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Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:21 pm

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Re: Official Tesla Model Y Thread

Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:32 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:09 am
I don't know if anyone mentioned it here yet but IMO one of the biggest new features in the "Y", or any Tesla now, it has a heat pump.
Someone did bring it up, and we had a short conversation about whether or not it was a better one (usable heat at lower temps) than the Leaf uses. Now I can't find the #@@!@# conversation!
Unless I run the defroster (as expected), my heat pump seems pretty good in my Leaf. But my temps are not Midwest cold. Also dry air here.
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