Tesla has commenced delivery of the Performance Model Y in China, after previewing the movie earlier this week. The move coincides with price increases for other Tesla models, as the American automaker continues to struggle with supply chain challenges.

The Model Y will remain the newest Tesla EV to see mass production until Cybertruck deliveries begin. The Model Y, along with the Model 3, has been one of the best-selling Teslas since 2020, thanks to its more cheap performance when compared to more experienced models like the S or X.

While a Standard Range version of the Model Y was briefly available in the United States until Elon Musk rejected it, it has remained available in China and has been a huge hit. We noted earlier this month that Tesla had ditched the "Standard Range" moniker in China, instead referring to the EV as the RWD Model Y.

Despite price increases on all Tesla cars due to supply chain bottlenecks, sales of the Model Y made at Giga Shanghai have continued. Indeed, according to CnEVPost, the RWD Model Y is sold out until 2021, and the EV was the third-best-selling EV in China in October.Tesla Model Y Performance China

Tesla might be able to complement its sales in China with the start of delivery of the top-tier Model Y Performance, as announced recently.

Deliveries of the Model Y Performance commence in China.
The delivery announcement was announced on Tesla's Weibo website, with the accompanying (translated) statement:

The high-performance version of the Model Y has begun to be delivered, and new milestones have been achieved one by one. Tesla's secret vision has been in the planning secret is no secret grand, grand practicing some determination and work since the Roadster in 2008 to the Model S/X, to today's Model 3/Y models as early as 15 years ago.

According to Tesla's Chinese website, the Model Y Performance costs RMB 387,900 ($60,740), which is RMB 107,148 more than the RWD version, which has just jumped to RMB 280,752 ($43,962).

The Model Y Performance accelerates from zero to 100 kilometers per hour (0 to 62 miles per hour) in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 250 kilometers per hour (155 miles per hour), and an NEDC range of 566 kilometers (352 miles). Although NEDC is known for being lenient with its claimed EV ranges, this is approximately 50 miles greater than the Model Y Performance in the United States.

The Model Y Performance's sales and deliveries are expected to boost Tesla's end-of-year results while also raising its average price per sale... Those price rises around the world should also help.