Tesla Announces Model Y RWD in U.S. from $43,990

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Tesla has unveiled its Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive variant in the U.S., with deliveries expected to commence between October and November 2023 (via @Tslachan).

The U.S. joins Canada in gaining access to a Model Y RWD.

The starting price for this new RWD Model Y is set at $43,990 USD, before accounting for the $7,500 IRA Federal Tax Credit, for which not all customers may be eligible.

The vehicle features an EPA-estimated range of 260 miles and is capable of reaching top speeds of 135 mph. Additionally, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds.

Tesla offers customers the choice between Rear-Wheel Drive and Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive configurations for the Model Y.

Back in January 2021, Tesla offered a Model Y RWD Standard Range with 4680 battery cells, priced from $41,990 USD, but the offering was short-lived. This particular trim had a range of 244 miles and a 0-60 mph time of 5.6 seconds.

This is not the updated Model Y we saw introduced from Giga Shanghai. The debut of a more affordable Model Y comes as Tesla starts its fourth quarter and aims to hit 1.8 million cars produced for the year. The company released its Q3 production and deliveries this morning, showing increases of 27% year-over-year.

Prospective buyers can enter their delivery ZIP codes on Tesla’s website to receive more accurate delivery timelines. There’s going to be even more Model Y vehicles hitting the roads now…the competition is going to have a tough time matching Tesla’s new entry price point for the Model Y, which can drop another $500 if you use a referral code to purchase.