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Tesla is preparing to launch Model Y within a mysterious 279 mile range

According to a new submission to the EPA, Tesla is preparing to launch a new version of the Model Y with a mysterious range of 279 miles and an AWD powertrain.

Is it the new Model Y with 4680 cells and battery pack manufactured at Gigafactory, Texas?

The EPA has released an evaluation of a new version of Model Y.

Officially, Tesla currently sells only two versions of electric SUVs.

  • Model Y Long Range AWD, distance 330 miles, price from $ 60,000
  • Model Y performance starting at $ 65,000 in the range of 303 miles

The EPA lists another version, the Model Y Standard Range RWD. Tesla briefly offered last year After CEO Elon Musk said he wasn’t happy with the range, before stopping it.

Currently, the EPA has added another version of the Tesla Model Y to the list of 2022 models. This is especially interesting as the Model Y, manufactured at Gigafactory Texas, is about to be launched.

The new Model Y is listed on the EPA website as “2022 Tesla Model Y AWD”.

As you can see, it is listed in the 279 mile range rated by the EPA on a single charge. This is significantly smaller than the current Model Y Long Range AWD in the 330 mile range.

Therefore, it looks like a dual motor powertrain model Y with a smaller and slightly more efficient battery pack.

Although not confirmed at this time, there is a major theory that, due to timing, this could be the new Model Y that Tesla is starting to produce at Gigafactory Berlin.

This new version of the electric SUV will be equipped with Tesla’s unique 4680 battery cell and a new structural battery pack. These changes are expected to affect the specification, so Tesla will try to match them with an existing version or provide another version. This is the case for this new model YAWD.

As Tesla begins delivery from Gigafactory Texas, it is expected to get more details. This is expected to happen by the end of the month.

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