Shortly after Tesla us dropped the base AWD Model Y option from its configurator, the company adds a rear-wheel drive option that's $3,750 cheaper. It starts at $43,990 and when you apply the full tax credit of $7,500, the actual asking price goes down to $36,490.
Some believe that Tesla is using Lithium-iron-Phosphate (LFP) batteries, which are cheaper to produce than Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt (NMC) cells. They are also touted as more durable and more efficient. Perhaps that's the reason Tesla is able to keep the price of the new Model Y so low.
The new trim has 260 miles of range, as opposed to the discontinued AWD option with 279 miles on it. You also can't get the seven-seater configuration on the new RWD and the peak charge rate is set at 170 kW instead of 250 kW supported by the currently existing AWD iterations.
The tire costs for large wheels really irritate me, so I don't like that the Y comes with 19" wheels as the standard choice.
Now, the new Model Y might not have the same range as the discontinued AWD version, but come on, it's still got a respectable 260 miles. That's more than enough for my daily work, and even some road trips. I ain't complain.
"Shortly after Tesla us dropped the base AWD Model Y option from its configurator" Uncapitalised "US," (among other errors in punctuation). Maybe take a little more time to proofread posts, or pass them by an editor before pu...