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Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Friday 15th March 2019. It’s Martyn Lee here and I’ve been through every EV story I could find today, and picked out the best ones to save you time.

 

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We kick off with Elon looking at back at where the company came from…

 

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Next he talked about the other parts of the company and the Tesla ecosystem

 

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Superchargers, could go even faster.

 

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But the reason we’re talking, the Model Y. Here are the key clips. The price is the key, at $39, but at the end, listen for the quote “we’ll sell more of these than S, 3 and X combined”

 

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Tesla Model Y Officially Revealed: Seats 7, 300-Mile Range

“The covers are officially off, and at first glance the much-anticipated Model Y looks to be a proper contender in the compact crossover market. We’ll cut right to the chase with the juicy details – this is a seven-passenger people mover that delivers a range up to 300 miles and can sprint to 60 mph in as little as 3.5 seconds, depending on the trim level. Pricing will start at $39,000 (approx. £29,500 at the current exchange rate) for a Standard Range model, though it won’t hit the market until spring of 2021. Long Range, AWD, and Performance models will be available this fall starting at $51,000 (£38,500).” Says Chris Smith for the UK edition of MOtor1.com: “tandard Range serves as the entry point but it still won’t be a sleepy SUV with a 0-60 time of 5.9 seconds. Range will be lower, however, with 230 miles available between charges. The Long Range model gets you to 300 and a slightly faster 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds, while the Performance model is the hot model while still offering a 280-mile range. You’ll pay for it though, with prices starting around $60,000 (£45,280). In between them all is the Dual Motor AWD version that offers 280 miles of range, a 0-60 time of 4.8 seconds, and a $51,000 (£38,500) price tag.”

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/313570/tesla-model-y-suv-debut/

 

But what is it like to actually BE at a Tesla car reveal? Let’s find out. At 8am UK time which is 1am in California we can go live to someone to has just attended the event, podcast listener Lars Hoffman hello…

 

 

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