A new version of the Tesla Model Y is available in France: it is the Propulsion model, more affordable and eligible for the intermediate ecological bonus. Price, delivery, autonomy, top speed, here is a complete point on the vehicle.
That’s it, the Tesla Model Y Propulsion is launched in Europe and more precisely in France. The manufacturer’s configurator has been updated with a completely new version of the electric SUV available for purchase. This is the most affordable model in the Model Y range, made up of the Long Autonomy (64,990 euros) and Performance (69,990 euros) versions. Do not hesitate to find out about the differences between Model Y Propulsion, Long Range and Performance.
Let’s not beat around the bush. This Model Y Propulsion costs the sum of 49,990 euros, an amount that makes it eligible for the ecological bonus of 2,000 euros. By applying it, the price drops to 47,990 euros. It is a pity that Tesla did not set a base price of 47,000 euros, the threshold to take advantage of the maximum ecological bonus of 6,000 euros.
Cheaper than the Tesla Model 3
In this case, the Tesla Model Y Propulsion could have been snapped up at 41,000 euros in France, a golden bargain. In any case, this entry-level version remains more affordable… than the Tesla Model 3 Propulsion, sold for 53,490 euros here. There is no doubt: Tesla wants its Model Y to become the new Model 3 in terms of sales volume. And in our opinion, this Tesla Model Y Propulsion is the best value for money that the Texan manufacturer currently offers.
In terms of deliveries, it will be necessary to arm yourself with a little patience: they will begin in December 2022. It is in fact fast, the delays having sometimes reached more than a year on the side of the American manufacturer. This is made possible by the improvements in the Gigafactory in Shanghai where this new Model Y is produced. In the event of an order at the end of August, a nice Christmas present could thus arrive at your home by the end of the year.
Unlike its friends, this Propulsion has no all-wheel drive and relies on a single engine placed at the rear of the vehicle. Its performance is therefore logically less impressive: 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds or a top speed of 217 km/h. His weight is pulled down: 1909 kg.
Its autonomy peaks at 455 km according to the WLTP cycle and with 19-inch Gemini rims. It drops to 430 km with 20-inch Induction rims. It is therefore 110 kilometers less than the Long Range version (565 km) and 59 km less than the Performance version (514 km).
A less powerful load
This model has the same loading capacities as the other Model Y, a total of 2158 liters with the seats folded down. As standard, it features a Premium interior (heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel) and an Audio system comprising 13 speakers, a subwoofer and two amplifiers.
Note that this Propulsion makes a small concession in terms of charging power: it peaks at 170 kW, when the Long Autonomy and Performance versions can climb up to 250 kW. Charging speeds on Superchargers and DC should be a bit slower.
No (yet?) 7-seater version for Europe
Unlike in the United States, the Model Y is currently unavailable to order in a 7-seater version. It doesn’t even appear on the European or Asian configurator despite having been available to Americans since early 2021. We contacted Tesla to find out more.
Finally, and contrary to what previous rumors told us, know that the Model Y Propulsion delivered in Europe will not be assembled from the Berlin Gigafactory, but rather that of Shanghai.
If you are hesitating between the Model Y Propulsion and Grande Autonomie, we have just written a detailed comparison.
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