Tesla Creates a Cargo Version of Model Y – Rear Seats Removed from Electric Vehicle

Tesla Inc., typically known for its univocal vehicle variants aimed for maximum economical outputs, has set a new trend in France by unveiling a highly individualized version of its Model Y hatchback. This unique version showcases a large cargo bay devoid of the second-row seating.

The existence of this unique modification was notified on LinkedIn by Tesla’s French representative, Clement Maguet. The vehicle boasts a 2,158-liter capacity perfectly leveled trunk and offers a driving range of 565 km on a single charge as per the WLTP cycle. This range exceeds the standard passenger version with a second row by roughly 30 km. To support cargo movement, a low-height partition has been added behind the front-row seats.

Model Y Modification source by Clement Maguet, LinkedIn

The introduction of this cargo variant of the Tesla Model Y has been successfully implemented due to unique taxation laws in Europe. These laws offer benefits for owners of commercial vehicles. Since the Model Y has been modified for cargo transfers, it also qualifies for reduced taxes. The pricing details are yet to be disclosed. Tesla corporate customer service managers will reveal them to potential buyers. It has not been specified whether this vehicle will be marketed outside France. Reportedly there are approximately 6.3 million commercial vehicles, majorly diesel-fueled, in the country, Tesla aims to replace a fraction of these using the new Model Y variant. The new Model Y version will be showcased in Tesla’s sales outlets across France.

Passenger car models similar to this have made regular appearances in the UK market. Vehicle manufacturers even equipped them with opaque rear-door windows and grills segregating the front row from the rest of the cabin. These vehicles prove to be handy for transporting small cargo loads in city conditions. The electric vehicle has the added advantage of promising low operating costs and is environment-friendly with zero emissions.

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