Tesla will introduce the Model 3 and Model Y in Chile, featuring the most widely-used connector in the country, allowing them to be charged anywhere.
Tesla—the electric car company owned by Elon Musk—opened its first online store in Chile as a springboard for expanding its sales to the rest of South America. The cars are already available at the Parque Arauco mall in Santiago for potential buyers who would like to test drive them.
The company states that its mission is to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy, with sustainable transportation being a key element of said transition. Tesla will offer the Model 3 and Model Y in Chile. Both models are equipped with the Tryp 2/CCS2 connector, the most used in the Chilean market, allowing them to be charged anywhere: at home, at the office, or on a long-distance road trip.
The Model 3 is a daily driver's vehicle, has five-star safety and agile handling ratings and offers up to 629 km of range (U.S. EPA estimate). Tesla says the Model 3 is ideal for accelerating the adoption of electric cars by offering an affordable, high-performance and technologically advanced option that appeals to a broader audience.
Launched late last year, the updated Model 3 features a premium interior and exterior that is more refined and comfortable, while staying true to the sleek and tidy design aesthetic of the Model 3.
Model Y—the world's best-selling model in 2023—is a spacious midsize SUV with a roomy cabin, with up to 533 km of range (U.S. EPA estimate). Its Performance version accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds and features a dedicated Track mode, which allows drivers to customize the handling, giving them even more control over how their vehicles move. Track mode gives drivers the ability to fine-tune their car's performance, improving how the car behaves on the track, including engine balance, stability assist and regenerative braking.
A key component of electric vehicle adoption is creating a convenient and seamless charging experience no matter where customers choose to travel. Tesla drivers can plug in anywhere to recharge, as both models feature the Tryp 2/CCS2 connector, the most used in the Chilean market.
“The most convenient way to charge a Tesla is at home while you sleep. Tesla vehicles deliver substantial autonomy for daily commuting. Most owners drive during the day and recharge at night, waking up to a full battery in the morning. Imagine never going to a gas station ever again,” says the company.
Tesla has designed and built Supercharger stations that charge your car in minutes instead of hours, delivering up to 250 kW of power. The Tesla Supercharger network is the world's largest and most reliable ultrafast charging network, with more than 55,000 individual Superchargers available around the globe. The company announced that new stations will soon become available in Chile.