A Tesla Model Y Performance now costs £67,990 in the United Kingdom. I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s a decent amount of money.

Until recently, the Long Range Dual Motor was the solely available family crossover in the UK if you didn’t want 3.5 seconds for 0-60 mph time. This translated to an entrance cost of £57,990, which was a little more tolerable, and it would still complete the crucial Top Trumps sprint in 4.8 seconds.

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Since Tesla has put the Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive accessible for order in Europe and the United Kingdom, there is now a much more sane-sounding alternative. It costs £51,990. 

Along with a heated steering wheel, heated seats (both front and rear), and Tesla’s Autopilot cruise control, a subwoofer, 13 speakers in the audio system, and two amplifiers are all standard features. 

The powertrain comes next. With the rear-wheel drive, you have a single motor that can accelerate your big blob from zero to sixty miles per hour in 6.6 seconds and up to a max speed of 135 mph.

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The WLTP test estimates the range at 283 miles with the 19-inch wheels and 267 miles with the larger 20-inch wheels. It’s important to note that it can tow up to 1,600 kg, much more than many of its competitors.

Of course, you also have access to Tesla’s Supercharging network, although the most rapid charges are just 170 kW, while the fastest charges for both dual motor models are 250 kW. However, you do save 50–70 kg with your lone motor.

According to our sources, deliveries to the United Kingdom will start in December 2022, and all Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive vehicles bound for Europe will be produced in Tesla’s Shanghai factory.