Tesla launches Model Y electric car

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Tesla has launched its latest car, the Model Y, its second mass-market electric vehicle.

The car was unveiled at an event in Los Angeles. The firm will first release a long-range version of the vehicle with a price tag of $47,000 (£35,489).

Chief executive Elon Musk said a standard-range model priced at $39,000 would be available in 2021.

The first, more expensive Model Y will have a range of 300 miles (482 km). Deliveries are expected to begin in next year.

The standard model will have a range of 230 miles per charge.

By contrast, the Model 3 has a range of 220 miles, a top speed of 130mph and 0-60mph acceleration of 5.6 seconds.

The Model Y will have many of the same features as the Model 3 but will be about 10% bigger.

The Model Z – the Y’s more expensive sibling – has a starting price of $79,500.