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  • Mar 30, 2023

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Mel's Electric Adventure in the Tesla Model Y

We’re so excited to be providing the cars and the expertise for Mel’s Electric Adventure, a new podcast from Tortoise Media about the electric revolution.

Each episode, one of our EV Specialists takes a drive with actress, comedian, TV presenter and national treasure Mel Giedroyc, and Tortoise Media’s World Affairs Editor, Giles Whittell.

In episode 4, “Musk-y Funeral Parlour", you’ll hear Mel, Giles, and our Head of Procurement, Alvin Castillo, carpooling in a Tesla Model Y - one of the best known electric cars in the world.

Tune in to this episode to hear Mel’s first drive in the Model Y, taking it through its paces down a country lane and chatting all things charging etiquette.

Highlights from the episode:

  • The car driven in the episode is the Tesla Model Y Long Range Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive.
  • Teslas have a boot in the front, also called a ‘frunk’, which you can open with the Tesla app on your phone.
  • The Model Y doesn’t have an on/off button. As soon as you sit in the car, it feels the weight in the driver seat and is ready to go.
  • Tesla Vision detects other cars, buses and even cyclists around you and displays them on the 15" Centre Touchscreen.
  • The Model Y Long Range accelerates 0-62mph in just 5 seconds, has an estimated real world range of 270 miles and costs from £53,000 to buy outright.
  • Tesla models come packed with entertainment options to keep you occupied when waiting to charge your EV. You can watch Netflix, Disney+, Youtube, play games like chess or even have a go on the fart machine. Plus there’s romance mode with a fire crackling sound effect and heated seating to really set the mood.

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