What should I be paying?
Prices begin at £51,990. That's over a £3,500 uplift from the Model 3. White paint is free. Any other colour costs £1,100. Except red. That's £2,100. Black vegan leather is standard. White is £1,100.
Upgrade to the Long Range and you'll be paying £57,990, while the Performance variant is pitched at £67,990. Is it worth the additional outlay for 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds? Impressive as that is, we'd say 'no': the Long Range is more than fast enough to impress your friends with its silent 4.8-second run to sixty.
Upgrading from 19-inch rims to 20s costs £2,100. The larger wheels look fantastic but Tesla reckons you’ll get 20 miles more range if you go an inch smaller.
'Enhanced Autopilot' which allows (rather haphazard) automatic lane-changes and a summon feature to call the car across a car park to you is £3,400. The full-house, ‘full-self driving capability’ is £6,800. Worth noting that the Y is in no way an autonomous car, though – Tesla does explicitly say so on its website.
Charging the battery takes less than half an hour at one of Europe’s 6,500 Superchargers (at up to 250kW DC) but a 7kW home wallbox is going to need just over 11 hours. Mind you that’s less than a Ford Mustang Mach-E Extended Range – Tesla’s batteries still do more, with less.