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Tesla Model X
Tesla Model X Geneva 2012 trimmed
Production Expected 2014
Assembly Tesla Factory, California, USA
Class crossover SUV
Transmission(s) Single-speed transaxle gearbox
Wheelbase 116.5 in (2,959 mm)
Electric range

85kW·h
270 mi (430 km)

60kW·h
210 mi (340 km)
Designer Franz Von Holzhausen[1]

The Tesla Model X is a full-sized battery electric crossover sport utility vehicle in development by Tesla Motors. Plans are for production to start by the end of 2013 and deliveries to commence in 2014.[2] The prototype was unveiled at Tesla’s design studios in Los Angeles on February 9th, 2012[3] and shown at the March 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

The Model X is being developed from the full-size sedan platform of the Tesla Model S, and will be produced with it at the Tesla Factory in Fremont, California.

SpecificationsEdit

The Model X weighs about 10% more than the Model S and shares about 60% of its content. Tesla expects the Model X to be offered with a choice of two lithium-ion battery packs, rated at 60 and 85 kW·h,[3] and expects the performance model to be able to go from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in about 4.4 seconds.[4] While the Model S is rear-wheel drive, the Model X will also be available in four-wheel drive (AWD) versions. The AWD versions of the Model X will use two motors, one for the front and the other for the rear wheels, unlike conventional AWD systems which only have one source of power.[4]

The Model X has hinged falcon-wing doors for rear passengers which open upward allowing the leading edge of the door to remain tucked closely to the car. The Model X was designed to offer room for seven adults in three rows of seats and their luggage. For this purpose the electric SUV has two trunks, one in the rear and another under the front hood where internal combustion engines are usually found. The Model X has double the cargo room of an Audi Q7. [3]

InteriorEdit

The interior looks similar to the Model S's interior, though the Model X seats seven, instead of the five seats with the Model S. Both feature a 17" touchscreen control panel in the center of the dashboard.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2014 Tesla Model X - First Look". Road and Track. Retrieved on 14 March 2012.
  2. "Geneva show: Tesla Model X". Autocar. Retrieved on 14 March 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Jerry Garrett (2012-02-09). "Tesla Unveils Model X at Its Southern California Design Studios", The New York Times. Retrieved on 2012-02-10. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Model X". Tesla Motors. Retrieved on 23 August 2012.
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