Tesla is clearly as yet offering the Model Y Standard Range, which has been taken out from the online configurator this end of the week, as an “off-the-menu” thing.
The explanation for the evacuation is clearly that Elon Musk doesn’t like the range of the electric SUV.
As we announced yesterday, Tesla eliminated the Model Y Standard Range from its online configurator.
The move was confounding since it came only days in the wake of decreasing the cost of the all around least expensive version of the Model Y, which itself was released only a month prior.
Not surprisingly, Tesla didn’t communicate the change, and we couldn’t say whether the vehicle was canceled altogether or if the automaker just quit taking orders for it.
In any case, CEO Elon Musk has now remarked on the circumstance by means of Twitter, where he said that the vehicle can in any case be ordered “off the menu,” however he thinks the range is excessively short:
“It is still available off menu, but I don’t think the range, in many drive conditions, yet meets the Tesla standard of excellence.”
The version of the Model Y was initially declared at the disclosing of the electric SUV in 2019, however Musk said that Tesla will not produce the Standard Range since he said that the range would be “unacceptably low” at under 250 miles.
That is the reason it was astonishing when Tesla launched the vehicle in January with 244 miles of range, yet now it would appear that Tesla is backing out of the move.
Tesla has been known to have a few “off-the-menu” things that are not listed on its online configurators, yet those for the most part get eliminated.
Subsequent to launching the Model 3 Standard Range at $35,000, Tesla immediately made it off-menu, and recently, we revealed that Tesla quit selling the trim with the refresh version of the Model 3.