Tesla Model Y and Cheap Batteries | Fully Charged

People in the USA are beginning to receive the first orders of Tesla's latest SUV, the Model Y. In this episode of Fully Charged, Robert takes a look at the Model Y's specifications and compares with his very own Model 3.
Battery cost: bit.ly/2zf8r6f
Million Mile Battery: bit.ly/36iYrot
Austin Tesla: bit.ly/2TnF74a
Battery Announcement: bit.ly/2LLk5bC
Additional footage courtesy of Ben Sullins and Bryan Roschetzky.
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  1. Thomas

    Thomas3 timer siden

    Could you please stop reporting European prices by converting us sticker prices. They are always without VAT/sales tax and ours are always with that. So it will always end up around 20% more expensive than you are reporting, leading to headlines later on that the new model is finally here, but a chunk more expensive than initially claimed. This is part of the "Tesla always makes false claims" story, which they really didn't, all they do it's mention US sticker price without VAT.

  2. Thomas

    Thomas3 timer siden

    Plus, there are Tesla sticker for various markets available on their website. Performance model y is around 65000 instead of your 56000 and it's not because "new cars are expensive" but because of VAT (plus maybe some import tariffs, depending in giga 4 construction speed)

  3. a64750

    a6475012 timer siden

    I efficiently Saved the Planet by live 15 minute walk from Work

  4. Auktion Ga

    Auktion Ga20 timer siden

    Fugly car. Looks like a fish.

  5. Tom Clark

    Tom Clark20 timer siden

    So thoroughly enjoy each of your shows! Carry on, sir.

  6. Nick Boylen

    Nick Boylen21 time siden

    Great episode.

  7. mark totton

    mark tottonDag siden

    Why can't they make a standard range AWD? Here in Norway you have to have AWD, but you don't need long range!

  8. Andrzej

    AndrzejDag siden

    Wooow <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="283">4:43</a> I had this in my Skoda Octavia since 2005, real rocket science :D

  9. Bo McGillacutty

    Bo McGillacuttyDag siden

    S is too big for me in America too but Americans seem to like oversized everything. Granted our roads are mostly wider but still.

  10. Tesla Dude

    Tesla DudeDag siden

    Maybe the end of 2021 in the UK, you might be able to get a Model Y !!!!! Don't forget that SpaceX is sending the most recent astronauts to the Space Station by a US made rocket in 9 years!!!!! Elon Musk!! It is very exciting, pride for innovation and the human spirit!!!! I am waiting on a very long list of Cybertruck reservations, like 700,000 and growing.

  11. Phil Rabe

    Phil RabeDag siden

    :32 .Wow. I was just watching "a competitor's" T video, and cut during the end roll, switched over to some meat and potatoes Tesla, and your intro had me hypnotized to the extent that when my good friend Kryten popped on, I had a little moment stuck in the 90's. I hear that will get worse with age. See, Picard.

  12. EdWilsonPhoto

    EdWilsonPhotoDag siden

    great presenter! lucid, prepared, genuine....Smart

  13. David Chow

    David ChowDag siden

    If only it was going to be £32K for SR. I would be shocked if it doesn't start at £39K by 2022. I put the performance AWD range down because of the bigger wheels it has as standard.



    Why buy a tesla or any other electirc car as if you follow the news a landrover discovery will go from london 260 miles to county durham to durham hospital and back 5 miles, 30 min drive to barnard castle and back and 260 miles back to london all on 1 tank of petrol? This must be the most economical landrover in history owner DOMINIC CUMMINGS

  15. David Morse

    David MorseDag siden

    So desperate for a model Y! Ready to place my deposit as soon as I can order. Not-yet possible on the UK Tesla website. How much longer does anyone think we, in UK will have to wait after Giga Berlin rolls-out the Left-hand drive? How much longer after LHD model 3 did RHD model 3 come? Will Y be quicker do you think?

  16. Brandon Rodriguez

    Brandon Rodriguez2 dager siden

    Its funny bc to me and most Americans this is bearly even an SUV

  17. jacob bogers

    jacob bogers2 dager siden

    Subbed, wonderfull show

  18. jacob bogers

    jacob bogers2 dager siden

    197 dislikes, wtf???? Russian bots?

  19. One Monster

    One Monster2 dager siden

    Robert, please stop with those face thumbnails, that’s a really bad idea in my opinion.

  20. bikeman123

    bikeman1232 dager siden

    That pricing is way off. A base model 3 is over £40k so why would anyone believe that a model y will start at £32k?

  21. john johns

    john johns2 dager siden

    Made in the same country that brought you COVID 19 and put hundreds out of work

  22. Gregg_J

    Gregg_J2 dager siden

    i like jaguar i pace. but its very expensive :(

  23. klaqua

    klaqua2 dager siden

    I can't afford a Tesla, but i love where they have pushed the competition! I don't know how anyone could think we are so close to having reasonable electric cars without them pushing the industry that way!

  24. Rudy Van De Walle

    Rudy Van De Walle2 dager siden

    The "y" should be available in Europe in the summer 2021 since Tesla stated that it will be produced in the Giga Berlin which should start operating in july 2021. Thus sooner than 2022...

  25. FieryToast

    FieryToast2 dager siden

    Loving the comments at the end about a certain billionaire who shall remain nameless 😂

  26. jsouto77

    jsouto772 dager siden

    Im reserving myself to a model Y performance. Im starting to get a bit tired with dsg service, haldex service, oil service and the list goes on. Its an inconvenience and I have better things to be doing with my time. Enjoy the shows, thumbs up from me :)

  27. Kyocera kitten

    Kyocera kitten2 dager siden

    Grossly misinformed episode.

  28. Paul Cox

    Paul Cox2 dager siden

    Poor old Panasonic, are they not the company that to date have provided all Tesla vehicle batteries, they rarely get a mention. All the best to Tesla when they go it on their own & also LG.

  29. Jeremiah Preszler

    Jeremiah Preszler2 dager siden

    Just test drove a Model Y. The sales rep told us that all production for July/August this year would be going to Europe for deliveries.

  30. FY Hung

    FY Hung2 dager siden

    Stupid image

  31. Ricky Bosephus

    Ricky Bosephus2 dager siden

    Totally automated factory, almost no people in it. ...but somehow they had to social distance? Automation = SOCIAL DISTANCE

  32. EdgyNumber1

    EdgyNumber12 dager siden

    wtf? Its only 10cm wider and longer... seems to not be able drive a car. if you need something to worry about, its their poor build quality and reliability...

  33. EdgyNumber1

    EdgyNumber12 dager siden

    @vidznstuff1 I don't live in an Italian vilage. Neither does Robert.

  34. vidznstuff1

    vidznstuff12 dager siden

    You clearly have never driven through an Italian village

  35. bollyblob

    bollyblob2 dager siden

    elon musk is an engineer and a scientist dude, how can you not know that

  36. The Observer

    The Observer2 dager siden

    It's all about the engineers, the executives and ELON MUSK etc. It's all about everyone in Tesla.

  37. The Observer

    The Observer2 dager siden


  38. Northern Ireland Foot & Ankle Clinic

    Northern Ireland Foot & Ankle Clinic2 dager siden

    How come the prices of the cars aren't dropping if the cost of batteries is falling?

  39. vidznstuff1

    vidznstuff12 dager siden

    Because they don't have to.

  40. daniel velez

    daniel velez2 dager siden

    excusem me one sec the 0-60 actully come in handy way more then you think for one passing another iv been to earop and you have the same issue we have in the usa with some on ramps being steep up hill and short as hell

  41. vidznstuff1

    vidznstuff12 dager siden

    0-60 is not correlated to rolling acceleration. A Corvette will clean a Model S's clock in highway passing, despite having a worse 0-60.

  42. David Irwin

    David Irwin2 dager siden

    Just ignore the comments Robert. It's a great show!

  43. Benjamin Hippler

    Benjamin Hippler2 dager siden

    That thumbnail is just obnoxious. Don't do that.

  44. George Holloway

    George Holloway2 dager siden

    "Massive rear-end capacity". What a turn of phrase.

  45. Gonzo Kryllake

    Gonzo Kryllake2 dager siden

    The WLTP figures for the Model Y have not been measured officially yet, so the current figures on the Tesla Homepage are only estimates. I assume that the WLTP figures for the AWD versions in the end will be slightly higher than the EPA figures. Also: the length of the Model Y is 4,751 meters according to most sources.

  46. Peter Semmens

    Peter Semmens3 dager siden

    " There is so much content " First Time viewer. EXELLENT ! Mosh Australia.

  47. Paul Goffin

    Paul Goffin3 dager siden

    Disagree about the "static technology". Electric motors are an extremely mature technology. About the only thing that can improve is the batteries. ICE manufacturers could put in the software, could put in auto updates, mobile phones instead of keys, etc.. They choose not to because they see upgrading as a way to sell new cars.

  48. MrBazsi888

    MrBazsi8883 dager siden

    Tesla Y + ID3 + Honda E. Wow, amazing options in 2020. This is amazing for the air pollution in the cities.

  49. Nils Frederking

    Nils Frederking3 dager siden

    "EV´s then cost the same as ICE cars" with a battery lasting one million mile and a comparable purchase price EV´s cost much less then an ICE car. So everyone who has a garage or carport with a plug makes the much better chice with purchasing an EV, emission restrictions are another aspect. Furthermore I am very confident about the fact that charge times will be much lower with Teslas new battery technology. In one of the patents a charge time of 9 minutes vs 30 minutes was stated (I suppose something like 10-80%).

  50. vidznstuff1

    vidznstuff1Dag siden

    @Nils Frederking "I am very confident about the fact that charge times will be much lower with Teslas new battery technology" You didn't show a charge time reduction, you merely spewed off random things about a low cost battery that lasts 1M miles - yes, it's the electrolyte. Again, no free lunch - you do not get faster charging from that tech.

  51. Nils Frederking

    Nils Frederking2 dager siden

    @vidznstuff1 You have several components in a batter, anode cathode electrolyte, some can be combined differently. I refer to the Tesla patent of Dec. 26th 2019, as far as I remember it is an electrolyte patent. No free lunch but a lot of research and effort from some of the best people in that field, for example Jeff Dahn.

  52. vidznstuff1

    vidznstuff12 dager siden

    That battery is made for low cost, not for fast charging. So, doubt it. Mother Nature rarely makes free lunches for engineers.

  53. Azar Huseynli

    Azar Huseynli3 dager siden

    Yo, european rodes are fine. Its the UK thats fucked up. Stop saying europe when you mean UK.

  54. fullychargedshow

    fullychargedshow3 dager siden

    Hmmm, have driven extensively in the UK, Europe and the US; Europe has plenty of small roads as well, especially when compared to the US. Thanks, Fully Charged Dan

  55. Chrome book

    Chrome book3 dager siden

    too much tesla

  56. DM 2MW

    DM 2MW3 dager siden

    They had to make it wider to balance out for the added height or else the car would look narrow like it would tip over easily. Also for aesthetics for the car to still look pleasing on the eyes as well giving it a sense of planted feel. Great show!

  57. mkmm60

    mkmm603 dager siden

    You are right. Thinking back to my childhood, I remember cars with starting problems, overheating coolers on rising roads, problems with the "distributor arm" could be seen on a daily basis. Not to forget half of the cars covered with rust.

  58. all things electric

    all things electric3 dager siden

    You're not a fanboi or hater bobby, you seem like a decent guy who is a fan and genuine advocate for cleantech. what you are is a FRAUD ENABLER. musk is a symptom of ZIRP along with other frauds like UBER, Spotify, Theranos, Softbank etc. Charlatans like Musk are inevitable when cycles go on as long as this one..........this car, this episode and your sycophancy and extraordinarily limited understanding of the technology you promote and frauds behind them will not end well. By all means keep on promoting the guy who called a national hero a pedo, sends workers back to work despite county orders, and seems to magically cook up a random profit with billions in A/R when he needs to raise and is such high risk the board cannot get D&O insurance so musk has to insure them himself........this piece of cr*p company has been losing $7000USD/car for nearly two decades...........honestly where were the signs................if you think elon is smart, its because you are not............. when the tide goes out we get to see who has been swimming naked.

  59. fullychargedshow

    fullychargedshow2 dager siden

    Oh dear, another one. What on earth are you on about you toxically isolated freak of nature. Only you and some sad sweaty palmed nut bags know what "ZIRP" means, I don't and I don't want to. But to start your comment all supportive and understanding and then suddenly go ALL CAPS accusing me of being a FRAUD ENABLER kind of gives the impression that you are a few solar tiles short of a full roof. I totally agree, musk is a nightmare. So fucking what? If you are right, and this musk bloke you're so obsessed with is a fraudster, a liar and a psychopathic murderer, then tesla will go bankrupt, thousands of people will be out of work and you can punch the air knowing you, and only you, could see through the lies. Or something And half baked fuckwits like me will be crying over our fallen hero, or some other utter bullshit fantasy. Get in the sea.

  60. Eugene Bajema

    Eugene Bajema3 dager siden

    Dear Robert, don't worry about the comments whether you are the Tesla version of Schrodingers Cat, both right and wrong at the same time, one can never keep everyone happy. I like your channel and I think you all are doing very well in promoting EVs and renewable energy etc. I am a fan boy of everything EV and renewable energy etc. I don't have an EV, as I can't even afford a decent range EV yet (a Leaf won't work for our family in NZ) and that is taking ALL costs into account. But I will be buying one as soon as I can afford it (or convert my current favourite car as soon as I can find an affordable conversion kit). Please keep going with this channel as I do have fun watching it.

  61. djt2412

    djt24123 dager siden

    Tesla-sunami. Funny stuff. I think people forget that the people paying for their big-featured Teslas are paving the way for cheaper Tesla models for the rest of us. This is the way. 👍⭐️😀

  62. Dave Turner

    Dave Turner3 dager siden

    Whether you are a Tesla fan or not, I think we all wish that other companies would make things to get excited about. I absolutely love my Model 3 but I'm disappointed that it has no real competition and thus Tesla can ask whatever price they want.

  63. sleekitwan

    sleekitwan3 dager siden

    Teslahaterfanboy...anyway, Octopus Energy has asked our household if we could BURN ELECTRICAL ENERGY for a bit, between 5am and 7am this morning (Sunday 25th May 2020). They prefer we don't use hi-lo systems (I immediately think hi-lo security lamps, but they must mean stuff that varies the load a lot). [EDIT forgot to say the reason for this - the virus has shut down so much in the UK, it's going to damage the National Grid if we don't get some energy dumped out of it.] So we will put on a wash in the machine, can't dishwasher we don't have one, but I guess powering up the old PC Tower will help (at the start of 'Judge Dredd' he's called to a block war - my PC tower is a little bigger than that building. However, I have slotted in an SSD and now it boots almost as fast as the ipad). Anyway, they are advertising at the moment at the front of your vid, and they do claim all or most energy is from renewables, and they are not more expensive as far as we can see, than others. Carry on Robert, you Tesla-hating-FanBoy you.

  64. hydrolife tech

    hydrolife tech3 dager siden

    Robert, you butchered pronunciation of Carvalho lol

  65. hydrolife tech

    hydrolife tech3 dager siden

    Terafactory because its battery production capacity is over 1 Terawatt hours per year

  66. hydrolife tech

    hydrolife tech3 dager siden

    2010: Battery costs USD 1,500/kwh 2020: It's rumoured Tesla&CATL battery costs USD 80/kwh At that cost, EVs will be cheaper to manufacturer than vehicles burning fossil fuels. Insane improvements!

  67. j Cornish

    j Cornish3 dager siden

    Great episode. Love ev.’s and Tesla but evs in general are for rich people.. really hope the battery price will fall as we need to replace our 15 year old car

  68. For The Love Of Noise

    For The Love Of Noise3 dager siden

    I am still most excited about the Cyber Truck and Roadster.

  69. Robert Van Zant

    Robert Van Zant3 dager siden

    Plonker !

  70. Alexander

    Alexander3 dager siden

    No info on Energy Web Token? Impossible to miss that, links between Tesla's new P2P power grid, Autobidder and Energy Web Token. Aemo that is using this system currently in Australia and even the company Tepco is listed by the Token creator. A small update on the Model 3 and its live, especially with the new million mile battery. EWT reached all time high today. You are welcome. Finally a crypto that is used for something other than speculation. Research it yourself guys, this should be enough to get you starting. To be honest, Bitcoin cant be used for anything like it is. Its like version 0.1 of the technology that has risen. All credit to the one/people that have created bitcoin but we are not driving the first car ever made, are we?

  71. Darren Palmer

    Darren Palmer3 dager siden

    Robert, you Tesla loving hater you 😂 .....still waiting for the time I can buy mine....I’m about 18 months away and counting 😄

  72. Grizzy Bear

    Grizzy Bear3 dager siden

    77mm wider and this fuzz face is complaining man the English are so spoiled.

  73. fullychargedshow

    fullychargedshow2 dager siden

    LOL, unlike the Americans who never complain and are lean, mean super fit hero's who don't need massive cars. Stroll on sunshine

  74. evergreenpenguin

    evergreenpenguin3 dager siden

    What a lovely blue background.

  75. Blinka Bot

    Blinka Bot3 dager siden

    Great tesla Intro feature - Well done

  76. Timothy Hanes

    Timothy Hanes3 dager siden

    One point about cobalt- an enormous amount is used to refine oil into gasoline. So much so that CURRENT batteries use less per mile than gasoline economy transit.

  77. James Hardy

    James Hardy3 dager siden


  78. Marty theMartian

    Marty theMartian3 dager siden

    Could you be a Fan Hating Boy Tesla? o_O ...or possibly a Fanning Tesla Hat Boy? ...Tesla Hat?

  79. Dimitare Nedeltchev

    Dimitare Nedeltchev3 dager siden

    Interesting developments indeed but still Teslas remain rich man's toys. The electric car is still not *the* car. It's close to becoming the car but it's not close enough.

  80. spudnic88

    spudnic883 dager siden

    Tesla needs to think bigger and open a peta factory.

  81. Optimistic Future

    Optimistic Future3 dager siden

    Not mention MUSK? Incredibly disrespectful. Without musk electrical cars would NOT be here, the company would fail. Combine the whole of Tesla and you have 50% percent of Musk. This thinking although you would say innocent I think secretly outlines your dislike and hope of replace,ent of him. He is Steve Jobs x 100. The most American American and a true hero.

  82. Nacho Collantes

    Nacho Collantes3 dager siden

    Not sure but the rwd surely will have more range than the awd but...we will see.

  83. vidznstuff1

    vidznstuff12 dager siden

    Nope. They use the smaller, permanent magnet, up front motor on the AWD's for more range

  84. noeL

    noeL4 dager siden

    It's funny that you make these comments about engines as a static technology just as entry ignition engines have been formulated! Electric is the way forward but the almost 20% increase in thermal efficiency heralded by new ICE technology is nothing but a good thing.

  85. vidznstuff1

    vidznstuff12 dager siden

    You should have left off "but a good thing" from the end of your posting

  86. Bog Tastic

    Bog Tastic4 dager siden

    So the moral of the story is: Hang on to your ICE for another few years and you will be able to buy a cheaper, more efficient, longer-range, better EV...

  87. J L Brown

    J L Brown2 dager siden

    Yes; using what you already have as opposed to buying a new replacement is often the greener choice, and cheaper. But the key is -- when you are done with your ICE, replace it with a BEV; BEVs really are better for the environment in every meaningful way. And, since the technology is rapidly improving, there really is no 'wrong' time to buy a BEV; just buy what suits your needs and know that you will have even better options when you go back to the market, later.

  88. Andy Thurlow

    Andy Thurlow4 dager siden

    Did I listen to that right. North America in Austin, Texas? 😂😂😂

  89. James Turner

    James Turner4 dager siden

    Oh man I just realised who are with the Kryten head in the background...haha what a smeg head

  90. rolf johansen

    rolf johansen4 dager siden

    I noticed the little pollution in my norwegian city ..... Tesla cars, hydra power plant + lockdown + 50% of the country is forest = clean air

  91. David Calder

    David Calder4 dager siden

    Mi nam is dash.

  92. Roger Priestwell

    Roger Priestwell4 dager siden

    Your ending comment about Tesla and the engineers also applies to Fully Charged I trust?!?!

  93. fullychargedshow

    fullychargedshow4 dager siden

    Which comment specifically Roger? Thanks, Dan

  94. a smell of petroleum pervades throughout

    a smell of petroleum pervades throughout4 dager siden

    I saw a model 3 in Malta a few days ago. I REALLY want one

  95. Andrew Blake

    Andrew Blake4 dager siden

    What a refreshingly balanced view of what’s what. Thank you! 👍