Musk adds a new Y model to its range of electric cars

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Tesla launched its newest automotive, the Model Y, its second mainstream electric car.

The automotive was unveiled at an occasion in Los Angeles. The firm will first launch a long-range model of the car for $ 47,000 (£ 35,489).

The CEO, Elon Musk, stated that a commonplace range model priced at $ 39,000 can be accessible in 2021.

This comes after a tough interval for Tesla, with manufacturing issues and authorized issues for Mr Musk.

The Tesla supervisor had beforehand described Model Y as half of a plan to attain a wider viewers, following Model 3, the lowest-priced automotive in its lineup, launched in 2017.

The first Y model, dearer, could have a range of 482 km (300 miles). Deliveries are anticipated to start subsequent 12 months.

The commonplace model could have a range of 230 miles per cost.

In distinction, the three model has a range of 220 km, a most velocity of 130 mph and a 0 to 60 mph acceleration of 5.6 seconds.

More than 400,000 folks registered for the automotive, however the automotive encountered manufacturing issues and costs have been revised a number of instances.

Another model of the automotive was launched at a worth of $ 35,000 in March.

Model Y could have many of the identical options as Model Three however will likely be about 10% bigger.

Model X – Y's most costly brother – has a beginning worth of $ 79,500.

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These few years haven’t been simple for Tesla.

The manufacturing issues have mined and 2018 has been a very controversial 12 months for General Manager Elon Musk.

A tweet about taking Tesla privately led him to be sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has additionally been the topic of a defamation grievance for a tweet.

This 12 months didn’t begin on a higher basis.

In January, the agency introduced the removing of about 3,000 jobs. Mr Musk described the earlier 12 months as probably the most tough in his historical past and acknowledged that cars have been nonetheless "too expensive for most people".

Tesla introduced that it might shut a important quantity of its shops, however subsequently modified its thoughts and stated that it might improve costs for its cars, however not the model 3, on the identical time. sq..