Tesla Memo Details Texas-Made ‘Model Y AWD’ Starting at US $59,990

Last week, Tesla announced the launch of ‘Made in Texas’ Model Y vehicles at its Cyber Rodeo event in Austin, and today, an internal memo to employees has revealed new details of a ‘Model Y AWD’ with 4680 battery cells and a US $59,990 USD starting price (via Tesla North).

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Shared by @WholeMarsBlog, the internal Tesla documentation confirms that this Texas-made Model Y AWD is priced below its California-built cousins, Model Y Long Range AWD and Model Y Performance AWD, and it uses the company’s first structural battery pack with 4680 cells.

Tesla’s made-in-Texas Model Y AWD based model features 279 miles of range and a 0-60 mph time of 5 seconds. These USA specs are based on standard wheels and a 5-seat interior, as of April 7, 2022. 

The document also confirms the Model Y AWD has a new parcel shelf, additional carpeting (side doors and rear trunk) and a magnetic console lid. They won’t be available at Fremont Model Y Long Range or Performance builds.

“We don’t have plans to share for changes like these coming to Fremont production,” adds Tesla.

Tesla says Model Y AWD is “not yet available via inventory or the configurator. Stay tuned for updates!” notes the memo.