Tesla has most of the American electric car market and would like the European one. But Volkswagen and other European carmakers are competing here. Will it break through again with the Tesla Model Y electric car?
In the Czech Republic, the Tesla Model Y is currently only available in the Long Range and Performance versions. The first customers for Model Y will start going to Prague’s Průhonice in the coming days. In the Long Range version, the car offers a range of up to 507 km, a maximum speed of 217 km / h and an acceleration of 0-100 km / h in 5.0 seconds. The heat pump and all-wheel drive are a matter of course. The price starts at CZK 1.724 million.
It has been possible for a few months now electric car Tesla Model Y can also be ordered in the Czech Republic for a price starting at CZK 1,724,490. Currently, the first pieces from the Shanghai gigat factory have finally reached the Czech Republic. Customers with reservations had the opportunity to touch them on the weekend, journalists today.
The Tesla Model Y crossover is much more than the Tesla Model 3, on the chassis of which it is built, reminiscent of the larger and older Tesla Model X. This was confirmed on the spot by one of the Xka owners.
For Tesla, the Model Y is key not only in the domestic but also in the European market. Although the Tesla Model 3 caused a big break in terms of electric car sales, the category of crossovers with a classic loading space is still significantly more popular in Europe.
Tesla originally planned to launch the Model Y only after the launch of Gigafactory Berlin. However, its delay of at least six months made it necessary to redirect part of the production from the Chinese Shanghai Gigat Factory to Europe. The local competition began to really sink Tesle.
The Volkswagen Group has launched “big three” in the form of Volkswagen ID.4, Škoda Enyaq iV and Audi Q5 e-tron electric cars. The Ford Mustang Mach-E and other competitors also come here.
The main advantage of Model Y over Model 3 is much more luggage space. Not only in front, ie the famous frunk, but mainly in the back. After folding the seats, it can be up to 1869 liters.
Tesla couldn’t wait any longer. The Model Y from China is, at first glance, a well-executed, “clean” car. According to first impressions, the sheet metal matching was better on a few sample pieces at the Tesla Motor Show in Průhonice than on a number of American-made cars.
A Tesla representative mentioned that in terms of the number of reservations in the Czech Republic, Tesla Model Y far exceeded Tesla Model 3, and that is why they also expect the resulting sales to be much higher. The Model Y should thus become one of the best-selling electric cars in the Czech Republic.