General Motors is looking to ramp up its all-electric vehicle efforts with now less than 30 new EV models launched globally by 2025. Of course, in order to succeed in the EV segment, GM will need to compete with Tesla, and to that end, The General is benchmarking Tesla’s various offerings, including the Tesla Model Y crossover, as seen in the following GM Authority spy photos.
GM Authority spy photographers recently caught this Tesla Model Y undergoing GM benchmarking, as easily identified by the small stickers located on each end of the rear bumper.
With regard to sizing and segment, the Tesla Model Y would most naturally compete with the Chevy Equinox EV and Chevy Blazer EV, while in terms of pricing, the Model Y competes with the Cadillac Lyriq.
For reference, the Tesla Model Y has a wheelbase that’s 113.8 inches long, an overall length of 187 inches, a width of 75.6 inches, and a height of 63.9 inches. Two trim levels are available for the 2022 model year, including the Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD and the Tesla Model Y Performance AWD. Maximum range-per-charge for the former is 318 miles, while maximum range-per-charge for the latter is 303 miles. The Long Range trim is also offered with a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.8 seconds and a top speed of 135 mph, while the Performance trim will hit those benchmarks with a 0-to-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph.
Naturally, General Motors has been busy testing the rest of the Tesla lineup as well, including the high-performance Tesla Model S Plaid, as well as the larger Tesla Model X crossover. The General has also been busy exploring Tesla’s tech offerings, such as the Summon feature as equipped by a Tesla Model 3 sedan.