Tesla rolls out one millionth electric vehicle, a Model Y

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has tweeted that the company has built its one-millionth electric car after 12 years of operations. The milestone car is a Tesla Model Y, the latest product from Tesla, named Number 1,000,000.

Tesla rolled out its first car, a Tesla Roadster, in 2008 and introduced the revolutionary Model S in 2012, followed by the Model X in 2015 that came on the back of consumer craze for crossover-SUVs. The Model X became the first SUV to receive a 5-star safety rating in every category and sub-category by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Then came the Model 3 in 2017, which though is one of the best selling electric cars globally has been facing production issues. While the Model 3 is intended to be a mass-market electric vehicle and the prices start just below $40,000, the company is expected to come out with a cheaper model from its Chinese operations (dubbed by enthusiasts as the Tesla Model 2) within a few years that will be sold globally.

The Model Y can go from 0 to 96 km/h in just 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 240 km/h. While the Standard Range Model Y offers a range of 370 km while the Long Range will be able to return a range of 480 km.

The Model Y is a seven-seater SUV and requires no keys. The car will connect to your smartphone for entry and exit and has a 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system. With the help of the Tesla Mobile app, the customers can access information like remote lock/unlock, to summon the car, location tracking, remote pre-conditioning. Deliveries of Model Y are set to begin in the coming days for the USA customers.

Tesla Model Y One millionth car
Tesla’s latest car is the Model Y mid-size electric SUV. Priced from $39,000, the Model Y will be available in Standard Range, Long Range, Dual-Motor All-Wheel Drive, and Performance variants.

Apart from the new Tesla Roadster which was unveiled last year, Tesla will be launching the Cybertruck next year, entering a new segment of electric pickups, and there’s the Tesla Semi, the electric truck for which reservations have already started.