2021 Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model Y, Tesla software update: Today’s Car News

The 2021 Nissan Leaf gets a price increase. The Tesla Model Y is a nominee for Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy. And Tesla’s latest software update enables an annoying new feature. This and more, here at Green Car Reports

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The Nissan Leaf will soldier on into 2021 with no major changes outside of a very slight price increase. The Japanese automaker announced the 2021 Leaf will cost $32,545 (including destination), which is $20 more than the 2020 model with the base 40-kwh battery pack.

The Tesla Model Y is a finalist for Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021. It missed the deadline for the 2020 award and comes in as a strong contender for the 2021 competition. With over 300 miles of EPA-rated range, efficiency that almost no other competitor comes close to, and a price of $51,190, the Model Y makes a compelling case for itself. Will it win?

Tesla released a software update over the holiday weekend that added a Boombox mode. This new feature allows drivers to play custom sounds outside of the vehicle. Instead of a normal horn sound, Boombox mode allows drivers to play a fart sound, or ice cream truck music as they alert those around them to their presence.

Ferrari’s first electric car will reportedly be an SUV. The high-riding Ferrari is set to arrive in 2022, but the two electric SUVs it’ll spawn won’t arrive until 2024 and 2026. Expect four-motor powertrains and 610 horsepower from an 80-kwh battery pack.

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