This week Tesla began importing Chinese manufactured Tesla Model Y’s with a small LFP battery and providing only a single motor (RWD) into Canada.
What makes the Chinese Model Y attractive is that it is $10,000 less expensive, than the regular extended range AWD Tesla Model Y.
We have a video review of our test drive of this Chinese Model Y that you can watch right now, and below are the differences between the two least expensive Tesla Model Y versions:
|Feature||Standard Range RWD||Extended AWD|
|Battery Type||LFP (Iron)||NCA (Nickel – Cobalt)|
|Battery Range||394 K’s (245 Miles)||497 K’s (308 Miles)|
|Battery Normal Charge||98%||80%|
|Battery Charging in Cold Temps||Slower (+5 mins to Full)||Faster|
|Battery Charge Loss in Cold Temps||Bad||Even Worse|
|Battery Life||Even Longer||Long (15+ Years)|
|Battery Recycling When End of Life||Hard – May Affect Resale||Easy|
|Zero to 100 Kph (60 Mph)||6.9 Sec||5.0 Sec|
|Motors||1 – Rear Wheel Drive||2 – All Wheel Drive|