Tesla Model Y deliveries already started and it brings along some new exciting features, such as the ‘off-road’ mode. Along with that, Tesla explains in the consumer manual that Model Y is quite similar to Model 3 and also added some differences.
Tesla Model 3 and Model Y share 75% of their parts. Something that can be seen with the naked eye, as both vehicles are incredibly similar despite the first being a sedan and the second an SUV. One of the difference is the ‘off-road’ mode: “Off-Road Assist is designed to provide overall improvements when driving offroad. In addition to allowing the wheels to spin, Off-Road Assist balances the torque between the front and rear motors to optimize traction. Off-Road Assist improves traction on rough and soft surfaces where one side of the vehicle may lose traction while the other side still has traction. When Off-Road Assist is on, the accelerator pedal provides more gradual torque, which is useful for crawling at low speeds (for example, over rocky surfaces). When enabled, OFFROAD displays on the touchscreen above the driving speed.”
It should be noted that the Model Y has a standard wireless charging platform for smartphones in the center console, as well as USB-A and USB-C slots (Model 3 offers wired charging and two USB-A slots). In the back row, we find two USB-C (in the case of Model 3, there are two USB-A).