When combined, this setup produces 429 miles and 412 lb-ft of torque. It could use Tesla’s new 4680 battery cell, which is five times larger than the current 2170 battery cell used in the Model Y, allowing for more energy storage.
This is not the first time the Model Y range has been expanded. Last year a software update increased the range of the Model Y Long Range from 315 to 326 miles. It’s not clear when Tesla will launch the new extended-range variant, but it could hit the market later this year to keep Tesla ahead of the competition and reduce general range fear.