In pictures: Tesla Model Y Performance test drive

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A shame: the road behavior appears less rigorous on this Performance version than on the Model Y Grande Autonomie. And braking lacks endurance.


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Whichever version is chosen, the Model Y is distinguished by its low consumption and its comfortable autonomy.


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The suspension appears more accommodating than on the Model Y Grande Autonomie.


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The Tesla Model Y remains by far the most convincing electric SUV.


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After this Performance version, the production of the Berlin factory should diversify.


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The accelerations are lightning, but this good health runs out of steam beyond 150 km/h.


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The headlights taken from the Tesla Model 3 offer correct lighting, but the beam lacks homogeneity.


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These 21-inch rims called Uberturbine are splendid, but far too exposed: their edge protrudes from the tire. Scratch guaranteed at the slightest friction against a sidewalk!


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Red brake calipers are the best way to recognize a Tesla Performance.


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This small spoiler on the tailgate is specific to the Performance version of the Tesla Model Y.


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The fin is made of real carbon.


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The clean look of the interior may displease some people. Nevertheless, the quality of assembly is neat.


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Despite the absence of any physical control, the ergonomics are quite obvious… Even if the latest software update makes use a little more complex.


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On board, the Model Y takes over almost everything from the Model 3.


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Along with Volvo and BMW, Tesla is one of the very few manufacturers to integrate Spotify into its infotainment system.


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Very powerful, the GPS calculates the charging stops with the time necessary to optimize the total duration of the journey.


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It is possible to follow in real time the electricity consumption during the journey, thanks to numerous graphs.


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Latest gadget to date: it is possible to change the color of the image of the car on the screen. This is a request from the Chinese market, where it is common to change the color of your car with a covering (adhesive film applied to the body).


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Tesla always amuses with its gadgets. For example, it is possible to broadcast a goat’s cry or a fart noise through a loudspeaker outside the car.


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There is no physical climate control. Everything goes through the screen, with a rather intuitive interface.


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This area of ​​the center console includes an induction charger. Too bad, the edges are not marked enough to hold the phone in turns and roundabouts.


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The cup holder in the center console doubles as a large storage area, which can be concealed by a hatch.


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This aluminum pedal box is the only interior specificity of the Model Y Performance.


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The finish is similar to other Model Ys already on the market, a sign that the Berlin factory seems to be on the right track from the start.


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The seats of the models assembled in Berlin are new, with a little more lateral support. But it is imperceptible.


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At the rear, space is generous, with much better headroom than in the Model 3 sedan.


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The trunk is spacious. In future, a seven-seater version will also be offered.


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At the rear, a double bottom allows storage of the charging cables.


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Once the bench seat is folded down, the interior volume is very generous.


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The front trunk can accommodate a travel bag.


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The first models leaving the Berlin factory are all in this black livery with black interior.


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The modifications compared to the Tesla Model Y Grande Autonomie remain discreet.


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The dense, highly reliable Supercharger network is open 24 hours a day and is an invaluable asset of Tesla. Even if it is sometimes difficult to find entry to shopping centers that are closed at night, like here in Parly 2.


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On a last generation Supercharger, we saw a power peak above 250 kW.


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The CCS Combo charging port also allows charging from operators like Ionity or Fastned.


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An on-screen display allows you to monitor the charge in real time, the amount is displayed according to the tariff at the Supercharger concerned.


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This display, visible from the outside, lets you know when it is possible to disconnect the car, depending on the destination to be reached programmed in the GPS.


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