As confirmed in a tweet from Tesla Podcast, the EV giant has today officially added the 4680 Model Y to the United States design studio for the first time. This can be said to be a good development and an indication of Tesla’s confidence in moving the 4680 productions forward.
The Model Y AWD’s configurator revealed that the base price before incentives was $49,990. Customers could anticipate 279 miles of range on a single charge, a top speed of 135 mph, and a 0-60 mph time of 5.0 seconds for that price.
The current list price for the Model Y AWD with apparent 4680 cells is $49,990 before incentives. Therefore, it’s important to note that this cost is $2,000 cheaper than the prior price, which was $51,990 before incentives.
Why Tesla Adds 4680 Model Y to Design Studio
Tesla’s 4680 model cells are a crucial component of the company’s plan to increase battery effectiveness and lower production costs for its vehicles. The 4680 cells, which were first announced at Tesla’s Battery Day in September 2020, have more energy and are more readily available.
Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk said on Battery Day that the firm’s 4680 cells may very possibly make a difference in the long-term objectives of the company. Even while it appears to be limited to the United States for the time being, the inclusion of the Model Y AWD in the design studio is encouraging for the company’s plan to build up its 4680 cells.
Model Y units with 4680 cells were the first to be released by Tesla last year, although there were only a few units made accessible. It was initially made available to Tesla employees, but later reservations for the Model Y Long Range were added. Afterward, it was made one of the vehicles in the inventory.
Do you know that Tesla never explained why its 4680 Model Y was not included in the design studio for the all-electric crossover, rumors among the EV manufacturer’s supporters suggested that it was probably because of the difficulties with the ramp of the 4680 cells at Gigafactory Texas and the pilot line at Kato Road, close to the Fremont Factory.