Tesla Model Y 2022 electric car owner review

Tesla Model Y 2022 electric car owner review

Robin Cotgrove drives a Tesla Model Y Long Range 2022 electric car.

It’s his first electric car and Robin does between 10,000 – 15,000 miles a year. This car has covered under 1,000 miles to-date and achieves 280 miles range when fully charged.


Rate your Tesla Model Y out of 5.


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Why did you choose the Tesla Model Y?

We choose the Tesla Model Y because of Tesla’s heritage in EVs, their minimalist design and their supercharging network. Coupled with those reasons the Tesla Model Y ticks all the boxes we need in terms of luggage space and comfort for our family when travelling.


Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.

  • Minimalistic interior design
  • Sufficient range
  • Regular software updates.


Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.

  • Tesla delivery experience (poor paintwork)
  • Navigation software is poor compared to Waze
  • Lack of Apple CarPlay.


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Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?

One hub cap was not fitted properly. Paintwork had swirl marks where poor.


What are the standout tech features of your Tesla Model Y?

  • Brilliant sound system
  • Great software (apart from navigation)
  • Fab toys/games.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this Tesla Model Y.

The car can ‘fart’ when you indicate (turning left & right).


What electric car are you interested in next and why?

Any other Tesla to be honest, might get a Model 3.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

Ohme Home Pro – it’s pretty good, doesn’t yet support solar but we don’t have that here yet.


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

Shell – wouldn’t necessarily recommend it. It’s because I can’t change right now because of price caps.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.

What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?

No experience as yet except Tesla Supercharger network.


List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).



Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?

Admiral MultiCar – first to market & decent price/service.


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.

Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an electric car compared to a petrol/diesel car.



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