So far, Tesla is the 21st-century world leader in zero-emission vehicles. They have developed their brand from pure sports car chic to include more practical models. In fact, it topped our 2022 list for the best family friendly electric cars for its every day practicality. That's not to say they lose out on style, because Tesla cars do tend to be the epitome of elegance. A good option to consider in electric car leasing is the Model Y, a small to midsize SUV. It slots into the Tesla range somewhere between the Model 3 and the previous hatchback Model X, with all new features and ultra-modern styling.
Key highlights of the Tesla Model Y
The Tesla Model Y is designed to provide maximum versatility in a luxury vehicle. It's able to carry up to seven passengers, with adaptable fold-down seats and a UV-protected glass roof for all-round views. All rear seats can be folded flat independently, which provides flexible storage capacity for canoes, skis and even furniture. This makes the Model Y an excellent EV leasing choice for family holidays or adventure sports enthusiasts.
Like the Model 3 and Model S in this range, the Model Y has a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive capability, with inbuilt safety architecture such as rigid body structure and impact protection. It sports the latest in travelling technology, with a 15" touchscreen, plus Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity with media and navigational apps.
Its advanced drive capabilities also include several autopilot and self-drive functions, which free you from carrying out some routine manoeuvres on the motorway or while parking. Ultrasonic sensors are fitted on the vehicle, together with front, rear and side-mounted cameras providing 360° visibility.
Tesla Model Y performance & range
The guiding principles of Tesla are sustainable energy and transport efficiency. The Model Y is offered in two options: the Long Range version has a driving range of 315 miles, with a top speed of 135mph. The Performance version can achieve 155mph, with 0-60mph in 3.5 seconds, but the range is slightly less. You can recharge nearly half of the battery capacity in only 15 minutes, at a supercharger station.
Similar models to the Tesla Model Y
The Tesla Model Y can be compared in size and performance to some high-range estate cars, such as the Jaguar iPace, the Mercedes EQC or perhaps the Volkswagen iD4.
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The Tesla Model Y is comfortably one of the most popular EVs on the planet, breaking all kinds of electric car sales records. It’s easy to see why too, with its long range capability, straight line performance, lightning fast charging speeds, storage space and overall innovation.
By leasing a Tesla Model Y with GRIDSERVE, you can get three months of free charging across the GRIDSERVE network. Plus, we’ll plant 100 trees for every car that we lease to help give back to the planet.
The cheapest variant is the Tesla Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) edition, which offers power of up to 295bhp and has an estimated range of up to 283 miles. The acceleration from 0-62mph is 6.6 seconds.
The Tesla Model Y Long Range edition unsurprisingly has the longest range of all three variants at up to 351 miles. It also has all-wheel drive and a 0-62 time of 4.8 seconds.
The Tesla Model Y Performance edition has the highest power at 520bhp and a rapid 0-62mph time of just 3.5 seconds. The range is superb too, at 319 miles.
The exact price of a Tesla Model Y electric car lease agreement will depend on a range of factors, such as how long you are leasing the vehicle for, the annual mileage amount that you have chosen, whether it’s a personal or business lease, the initial rental payment period and the variant of Model Y you have selected.
The RWD version of the model Y is the cheapest variant, so may be the ideal choice if you want the quality of a Tesla but at a lower price.
GRIDSERVE offers leasing contract terms of 24, 36 and 48 months, so you can choose the option that best suits your personal or business leasing needs.
The Model Y measures 4,751mm in length and 1,921mm in width, excluding the mirrors. There is also plenty of room in the boot, with up to 2,158 litres of storage when all seats are folded down.
The exact time it takes to charge your Model Y will depend on the model and the type of charger it is hooked up to. As a guide, it would take roughly 12 hours to charge from empty to full with a 7kW charger, or from 20% to 80% in just 20 minutes with a 150kW charger.
The two models are very similar and are both exceptional in their own right. The Model Y is actually based on the Model 3, hence why they share a lot of the same features.
The advantage of the Model Y is that it has more space inside the cabin and the boot area, though the Model 3 is easier to park, boasts a slightly longer range and is a little quicker off the line.
Yes, if you visit a GRIDSERVE Electric Forecourt® such as Braintree or Norwich, then you can book an electric car test drive of the excellent Tesla Model Y. Therefore you can get behind the wheel and get a real-life feel for the car before you decide whether you’d like to lease it long term.
If you have selected a personal car lease then your price will automatically include VAT, whereas a business car lease is excluding VAT. This is why personal deals are listed as being slightly more expensive than business deals.