Tesla Listings Reveal More Model Y Variants Coming to Canada from China

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Tesla looks to be importing another Model Y variant from Giga Shanghai in China to Canada.

That’s according to a new Natural Resources Canada listing on its website, which details a new Model Y Long Range AWD variant, spotted by ‘J_Pelletier’ on Reddit.

According to the listing which specifically denotes “import”, the 2023 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD boasts a range of 497km (or 308.8 miles), slightly lower than the current version’s range of 531km (or 330 miles). There’s also a 291kw motor with a recharge time of 10 hours.

The listing also reveals the energy efficiency of the Model Y. In urban driving conditions, the vehicle consumes approximately 17.4 kWh per 100 km, while on the highway, the energy consumption increases slightly to 18.2 kWh per 100 km. The combined energy consumption stands at an impressive 17.8 kWh per 100 km.

As for the price of the 2023 Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD from Giga Shanghai? If the vehicle’s selling price could be around $64,900 CAD, it would become eligible for provincial incentives available in Quebec, which offer up to $7,000 CAD for electric vehicles, up to $65,000 CAD. This would further incentivize potential buyers to consider this electric SUV. The Long Range Model Y already qualifies for the $5,000 federal iZEV rebate.

Such a price would also put this Model Y Long Range on par with a Model 3 Long Range, which currently costs $64,990 CAD. Tesla lists the Model Y Long Range on its website right now from $69,990 CAD. This prediction might be a stretch, however.

There’s also a Model Y Performance listing on the NRCAN website as “import”. This version has 459 km of range, lower than the existing version at 488 km. It’s speculated the Long Range and Performance Model Y vehicles from Giga Shanghai might have LFP batteries based on the slightly lower range.

Currently, Tesla is importing Model Y RWD versions from Giga Shanghai. This car also qualifies for the federal iZEV rebate and various provincial rebates such as those in Quebec and B.C.