Will drives a Tesla Model Y Long Range 2022 electric car.
This is Will’s first electric car, he’s owned the Model Y from new and does between 10,000 – 15,000 miles per year. The current mileage is under 500 miles and he achieves 280 miles range from a full charge.
Rate your Tesla Model Y out of 5.
Why did you choose the Tesla Model Y?
I chose the Tesla Model Y over the 3 for the elevated ride height and most importantly, the boot size. I have a 5 month old so need all the space I can get for the endless amount of baby equipment.
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this electric car.
- The acceleration
- Interior build quality
- Simplistic design
- Elevated ride height
- Massive boot
- Supercharger network
- Design of the car.
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this electric car.
- Some of the features on the screen can be difficult to navigate, especially when driving
- From factory the tyres were over inflated to 47psi causing the ride quality to suffer slightly
- The volume wheel is also the skip next song button and I quite often will slip and turn up or down the music whilst trying to change song, not a big deal at all, I know.
Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
No faults in the 500 miles driven so far.
What are the standout tech features of your Tesla Model Y?
I love the integrated Spotify and Netflix. The cameras are amazing as well, the whole technology system is just awesome and very easy to live with!
Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this Tesla Model Y.
This car gets a lot of attention, some might see that as a bad thing but I love the attention if I’m honest. I’ve had people come up to me and talk about the car so it’s a nice conversation starter too.
What electric car are you interested in next and why?
Possibly an EQC as I love the interior finish.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Ohme charger – I’d recommend for the simplicity of the app and the convenient size of the unit itself.
Rate your home charging unit out of 5.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go – I have had this for a week or two now and can say it’s very simple to use and understand. I just tell the car or the charger when I would like to charge and plug in and forget about it. I have shifted my big energy usage to the off-peak hours too (washing machine, dishwasher etc.). Current prices are a bit high but still very reasonable, 30p peak and 7.5p off-peak.
Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.
What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Pod Point is by far the most readily available public chargers around my area. Most are free and are 7kW chargers but I have found a couple of 22kW free chargers which is amazing and I use every morning.
List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
- Pod Point
- Tesla Supercharger
- bp pulse.
Who do you insure your Tesla Model Y with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Insure through my work salary sacrifice.
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.