Tesla not too long ago introduced the Commonplace Vary model of the Model Y, which was introduced firstly, however then faraway from the net design studio. It is type of shocking, particularly since  Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated that 250 miles of vary (EPA estimate) is a brand new minimal.

Effectively, the SR model of the Mannequin Y is actually right here (within the U.S. at the least), with lower than 250 miles of vary, so let’s check out the way it compares to the Lengthy Vary model.

These two variations are principally all the identical, apart from battery capability (which isn’t communicated by Tesla) and drive specs.

The primary benefit of the SR is its value – $8,000 or near 16% decrease than LR. Alternatively, the vary is 82 miles (132 km) or 1 / 4 decrease and it is a bit slower. Should you do not want this extra vary, you may merely save $8,000.

EV Comparability Facet-by-Facet by InsideEVs
Mannequin 2021 Tesla Mannequin Y Commonplace Vary
[A]
Distinction
[A] / [B]
2021 Tesla Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary AWD 19″
[B]
Drive RWD   AWD
Battery 60 kWh* -25% 80 kWh*
EPA Vary
Mixed 244 mi*
(393 km)
-25.2% 326 mi
(525 km)
Specs
0-60 mph 5.3 s 10.4% 4.8 s
Prime pace 135 mph
(217 km/h)
0% 135 mph
(217 km/h)
Costs
MSRP $41,990 -16% $49,990
Dest. Cost +$1,200   +$1,200
Tax Credit score      
Efficient Worth $43,190 -15.6% $51,190

The comparability of Mannequin Y SR in opposition to LR is kind of easy, however we surprise additionally about one thing else – how the SR competes with different new BEVs like Ford Mustang Mach-E (the Commonplace Vary RWD model) and the Volkswagen ID.4 (RWD).

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E dynamic

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen ID.4

Costs

Because of the lower cost, the Mannequin Y considerably cuts the hole to the 2 different fashions, nevertheless it’s nonetheless larger due to the federal tax credit score accessible to Ford and VW’s EVs:

Mannequin Base Worth Dest. Cost Tax Credit score Efficient Worth
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR RWD $42,895 +$1,100 $7,500 $36,495
2021 Tesla Mannequin Y Commonplace Vary $41,990 +$1,200 N/A $43,190
2021 Tesla Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary AWD 19″ $49,990 +$1,200 N/A $51,190
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Professional S $39,995 +$920 $7,500 $33,415

Specs:

The vary is analogous in all three automobiles, all are rear-wheel drive, and Tesla is the quickest of them (the quantity for ID.4 stays unknown).

Mannequin Drive Battery
(kWh)
EPA
Vary
0-60
mph
(sec)
Prime
Velocity
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR RWD RWD 75.7 230 mi
(370 km)
5.8  
2021 Tesla Mannequin Y Commonplace Vary RWD 60* 244 mi*
(393 km)
5.3 135 mph
(217 km/h)
2021 Tesla Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary AWD 19″ AWD 80* 326 mi
(525 km)
4.8 135 mph
(217 km/h)
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Professional S RWD 82 250 mi
(402 km)
   

The Mannequin Y SR has some small benefit in vary and acceleration over the entry-level Ford Mustang Mach-E, however regardless of the same MSRP, the efficient value distinction is important! Mannequin Y SR is over 18% dearer.

Some will say that Tesla has the Supercharging community, which is a big benefit, however when you really take into account the SR model, with shorter vary, most likely long-distance journey will not be crucial for you anyway.

EV Comparability Facet-by-Facet by InsideEVs
Mannequin 2021 Tesla Mannequin Y Commonplace Vary
[A]
Distinction
[A] / [B]
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E Choose SR RWD
[B]
Drive RWD   RWD
Battery 60 kWh* -20.7% 75.7 kWh
EPA Vary
Mixed 244 mi*
(393 km)
6.1% 230 mi
(370 km)
Specs
0-60 mph 5.3 s -8.6% 5.8 s
Prime pace 135 mph
(217 km/h)
   
Peak energy     198 kW
Costs
MSRP $41,990 -2.1% $42,895
Dest. Cost +$1,200   +$1,100
Tax Credit score     $7,500
Efficient Worth $43,190 18.3% $36,495

Within the case of ID.4, the worth hole is even larger and ID.4 has a barely larger vary, so there isn’t a solution to beat the worth proposition till the $7,500 tax credit score turns into unavailable for Volkswagen.

EV Comparability Facet-by-Facet by InsideEVs
Mannequin 2021 Tesla Mannequin Y Commonplace Vary
[A]
Distinction
[A] / [B]
2021 Volkswagen ID.4 Professional S
[B]
Drive RWD   RWD
Battery 60 kWh* -26.8% 82 kWh
EPA Vary
Mixed 244 mi*
(393 km)
-2.4% 250 mi
(402 km)
Specs
0-60 mph 5.3 s    
Prime pace 135 mph
(217 km/h)
   
Peak energy     150 kW
Costs
MSRP $41,990 5% $39,995
Dest. Cost +$1,200   +$920
Tax Credit score     $7,500
Efficient Worth $43,190 29.3% $33,415

* some numbers estimated