I still do not agree that TMY is in the same class as FO, the veichles are way different in design. That press or others repeat that still does not make it true for me and many others. Sure, other will compare them.And that’s why you will be buying the One. But not everyone is like you. The Model Y is an amazing vehicle. It doesn’t have the most comfortable ride, but it has other benefits that no one brand can offer. My impression of the Y changed 180 after I bought mine new (at a great discount). I hated it before I bought it. I only bought the Mosel Y because I could resell it and pocket about $15,000, but I decided I would keep it once I drove it for a few days.
I know it doesn’t matter to you because you will never consider the Model Y. However, it matters to a few who paid $5,000 for the One because when they put down that deposit, the One cost the same as the Model Y Performance but the One had an extra $7500 in federal tax credit, which the Model Y didn’t have back then. Now the Model Y Performance is about $15,000 cheaper than the One, and both qualify for the same amount in federal tax credit. So, these few folks would rather buy the Model Y Performance today instead of continuing to wait for the One for who knows how long. There you have a few people walking away from their $5,000 non-refundable deposits.
And by the way, the Ocean is absolutely in the same class as the Model Y. Don’t delude yourself that you are buying luxury this or that. The Model Y is not luxury ether, even though a lot of Tesla fanbois believe they own a luxury vehicle, especially when they paid in the $70,000 range for the Model Y Performance last year. The Ocean was even billed as a “Model Y killer” a couple years ago. Ocean and Model Y are direct competitors, and neither one is in the luxury segment.
I did not mention luxury, cause non of these veichles are in that segment.
But from what I have seen the FO is a couple if steps above TMY. Design, range, features is more attractive to me and many others as well.
But, the TMY give you much car for the buck. So if I just needed a veichle and had to choose within that budget, I would propably look at it.
PS: I am not in US so the tax credit is no option.
The TMY Performance is slightly cheaper than FO, but the FO looks so much better in every angle 👍. FO is food for the eye, TMY is not IMO.