Tesla is scrapping plans for a bargain Model Y SUV because of its short range on a single charge, CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet over the weekend.
特斯拉首席执行官埃隆·马斯克周末在推特上说，特斯拉要取消推出廉价Model Y SUV车型的计划，因为单次充电的续航短。
Earlier this year, the electric car maker began producing its pricier, dual-motor all-wheel drive version of the Model Y, which starts at $49,000.
Tesla had planned to roll out a cheaper version of the Model Y — expected to be priced under $40,000 — with a single engine, rear-wheel drive and smaller battery. But Musk tweeted that the range on that vehicle would have been “unacceptably low” at less than 250 miles on a single charge.
Tesla says it is still planning a more affordable, single-engine version of the Model Y, but it will have a bigger battery and longer range than the shortest range version of the Model 3. And because of that, it’ll probably have a higher price tag.
特斯拉称仍计划推出一款价格低廉、单引擎的Model Y，但电池容量会更大，续航里程会超过里程最短的Model 3。因此，定价也会更高。
The company typically offers for each vehicle a “long range” version and a more expensive “performance” version that might get fewer miles per charge but can, for example, accelerate faster.
Musk said in a follow-up tweet that the single-motor Model Y would come out “in a few months.”