Tesla has had their Model Y go through quite a rigmarole lately with their EPA rating. This is due to the fact that though it’s efficient, it’s also in jeopardy. The fate of this car is unknown. Tesla has been busy really. They have seen the launch of their Model Y standard range rear-wheel drive come to fruition with 244 miles of range. But it has been surprising. Elon Musk doesn’t believe that the Model Y should be made on account of the range being “unacceptably low” at less than 250 miles.
Tesla themselves believe that the version of the vehicle with 244 miles as the range should have a starting price of $42,000. Weeks after the launch, another surprise came about. They have now been bringing down the price of the base version by $2,000. This is only a month after the initial launch. Tesla, days later, would go on to remove the cheap version of Model Y right after.
Elon Musk has made it known that the option is an “off the menu” choice. Furthermore, buyers that know of it will have to bring it up in person or on the phone. As Musk says, “the range, in many drive conditions, yet meets the Tesla standard of excellence.” This would not be the first instance in which the automaker has done that. It’s been delivering well on the promise of a $35,000 Model 3 item. The Standard Range version has been made unsure since Tesla would go on to stop orders of the Model 3 Standard Range edition. What a modern-day bummer.
The range doesn’t happen to satisfy Elon. How could it? The dude is building rockets and tunnels at the same time. However, one can argue that the efficiency is excellent. Plus, it’s much better than the Long Range, particularly because of a light battery at 129 MPGe.