Tesla Model Y electric SUV spotted in India


Tesla – One of world’s most popular electric car manufacturer has been planning to enter Indian market for some time. The brand registered an office in India and they have requested government to reduce import duties to make the car a lot more affordable to buyers. Indian government has not agreed to reduce the import duties on EVs and this has now delayed the launch of Tesla cars in India. However, this isn’t stopping people from importing Tesla models to India. We have seen many private buyers importing Tesla to India and getting it registered here. A Tesla Model Y is the latest to join this tribe.

Privately imported Tesla Model Y long range EV spotted in Bangalore

Images of the privately imported Tesla Model Y has now surfaced online and it was shared online by carcrazy.india on their YouTube channel. In the social media post, it looks like the Tesla Model Y was parked at a car wash shop. The tail gate and the left side door of the car is opened in the image. According to the post, the Tesla Model Y seen here is the long range version. Tesla initially had plans to launch Model 3 their most affordable electric sedan in India. Later, they registered Model Y and the same was spotted testing on our roads in different terrains.

Initially, Tesla Model 3 was not launched because the ground clearance on the sedan had to be increased to suit Indian road conditions. Model Y is actually a crossover version of Model 3 and is slightly more expensive than that of Model 3.  Both the models share several components. Minor design changes and raised height of the car gives it a crossover look.  Tesla Model Y is available in two variants internationally.

There is a Performance and a long range variant. The Long range variant will offer a driving range of 524 kms and has a top speed of 217 kmph. It can do a 0-100 kmph sprint in just 4.8 seconds. The Performance variant can hot 0-100 kmph in 3.5 seconds and has a driving range of 487 kms. The top speed of this variant is 250 kmph. The one seen here is the Long Range variant.

Privately imported Tesla Model Y long range EV spotted in Bangalore

Tesla Model Y crossover comes with an 18 inch alloy wheel. The performance variant of the Model Y gets 21 inch alloy wheel. Coming to the interiors, Tesla Model Y is offered with an all-black interior. A option to customize the interior is offered with Model Y. Like any other Tesla, the cabin gets a minimalistic design most of the functions inside the car are controlled using the large 15 inch touchscreen that sits in the center of the dashboard.

The Model Y is available with both 5 and 7-seater options. It is not clear whether the one seen here in the picture has a third row seat or not. As mentioned above, There is a disagreement between Tesla and Indian government which is delaying the launch. According to several media reports, members from Tesla India team have either relocated to USA or have travelled to Dubai and are now focusing on Middle Eastern markets. This is an indication the Tesla has put their plans for Indian on hold for the time being.

 



Tesla – One of world’s most popular electric car manufacturer has been planning to enter Indian market for some time. The brand registered an office in India and they have requested government to reduce import duties to make the car a lot more affordable to buyers. Indian government has not agreed to reduce the import…