After years of waiting, the Tesla finally began deliveries of its Model Y recently. That means that, in the US at least, people have been able to properly test the mid-size SUV. One element that has interested people is the car’s rapid acceleration that, according to some, is even better than Tesla claims.
As soon as he took delivery of his new Model Y Performance, YouTuber DAErik got his Racelogic telemetry device out and tested the car’s acceleration.
To get an accurate reading, the online personality has three shots at the 0-100mph sprint, and the end results show just how fast the Model Y is despite weighing over 2 tonnes. The first run gives a 0-60mph time of 3.30 seconds making it 0.2 seconds faster than what Tesla claims.
On the subsequent two runs, the Performance spec crossover managed to complete the dash in 3.43 seconds and 3.40 seconds respectively. The minute jump in time shows just how influential battery levels and temperatures are on electric acceleration. When the three times are all put together in an average, the official result of DAErik’s test is a 0-60mph time of exactly 3.376 seconds.
This isn’t the first time that Tesla has been conservative with its performance figures. When the Model 3 saloon was first released, users found that it could also accelerate faster than the original 3.5 second claim. Back then, Tesla actually changed the number published on its website to 3.2 seconds which makes me think the same thing will happen with the Y.