2023 Tesla Model Y All-Wheel Drive Debuts for $64,990 in Existing Inventory
Tesla has debuted a 2023 Model Y All-Wheel Drive, in existing inventory for immediate purchase in select states.
Currently, Tesla’s website no longer offers the Standard Range for purchase, as only Long Range (delivering Dec 2022 to March 2023) and Performance are available. The Standard Range Model Y AWD was made at Gigafactory Texas with 4680 structural battery packs, debuting earlier this year (edit: AWD, not RWD).
It’s unclear if this Model Y All-Wheel Drive uses newer 4680 cells or traditional 2170 cells at this point in time. But last month, it was reported Tesla was set to launch a new Model Y All-Wheel Drive with 4680 cells, according to EPA document filings.
According to Tesla’s existing inventory page, the Model Y All-Wheel Drive is available for $64,990 USD with 20-inch Induction wheels and Midnight Silver Metallic paint. It has an EPA range of 269 miles and a top speed of 135 mph, with a 0-60 mph time of 5.0 seconds.
Without Induction wheels, it would be $62,990 USD, but that option is not available for existing inventory at the moment.
Right now, Tesla is also offering a $3,750 USD credit on all Model 3 and Model Y deliveries in December 2022. This Model Y All-Wheel Drive qualifies for that according to the website, and the discounted price would be $61,240 USD.
A Model Y Long Range currently costs $3,000 USD more than this All-Wheel Drive version, with Induction wheels. It may be worth it for the extra range and also faster acceleration.
Tesla says this is a “new vehicle” with “less than 50 mile odometer” and says, “This car can only be registered in AL, FL, GA,” citing nearby locations for pick up.
During Tesla’s Q3 earnings call, CEO Elon Musk shared some insight on the 4680 battery cell ramp up.
“We are finally gaining rapid traction on the 4680 cell. And its output is growing rapidly, and we expect it to start incorporating in cars and having it be a significant portion of our production here in Texas in the coming months. We also have our second generation of manufacturing equipment for 4680 cells in Texas, which continues to show great progress along with our original pilot line in Fremont,” said Musk.
Tesla also said during its Q3 that Giga Berlin will soon get 4680 battery cells for the Model Y before the end of the year.