This is a Model Y Performance with the Performance Upgrades package. Can it go 280 miles?
According to the EPA, the dual-motor all-wheel-drive Tesla Model Y Performance has an estimated driving range of 315 miles. The agency doesn't have a figure for the Model Y Long Range AWD, though Tesla puts it at 316 miles, which is strange since it's not longer than the Performance version.
If you upgrade the Model Y Performance with the Performance Upgrades package, which comes with 21-inch wheels instead of 19s, the range drops to 280 miles, according to Tesla. The EPA doesn't yet list the Model Y Performance's range with different wheel sizes.
For comparison, the EPA shows Model 3 Performance variants with different wheel sizes. As you can see, the estimated range drops accordingly, from 322 to 304 to 299 miles.
Cheng takes the Model Y Performance on a day trip from Culver City to San Diego, California. He also stops at a Supercharger before heading out to Monterey Park and then coming back full circle. In total, it's a 282.4-mile trip. Is the Supercharging stop even necessary? Can the Model Y cover 280 miles?
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