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After weeks of teasers, Tesla has finally shown the public its new Model Y crossover vehicle at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, California.
The vehicle is based on the core design of the Model 3 sedan, but with a larger body, and a third row, for seating for up to 7 people. It’s a crossover: a tall body sitting on a basic car platform. Crossovers have taken over sedans in sales, so Tesla’s plan to add another one to the lineup, in addition to the Model X, makes sense.
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The base Model Y (“Standard Range”) starts at $39,000, accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, and can travel 230 miles on a single charge. It