|Assembly||Tesla Factory, California, USA|
|Transmission(s)||Single-speed transaxle gearbox|
|Wheelbase||116.5 in (2,959 mm)|
210 mi (340 km)
|Designer||Franz Von Holzhausen|
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. The prototype was unveiled at Tesla’s design studios in Los Angeles on February 9th, 2012 and shown at the March 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
Specifications[edit | edit source]
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, 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. 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.
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. 
Interior[edit | edit source]
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 also[edit | edit source]
- Electric car use by country
- Government incentives for plug-in electric vehicles
- List of modern production plug-in electric vehicles
- List of production battery electric vehicles
- Plug-in electric vehicle
References[edit | edit source]
- "2014 Tesla Model X - First Look". Road and Track. Retrieved on 14 March 2012.
- "Geneva show: Tesla Model X". Autocar. Retrieved on 14 March 2012.
- Jerry Garrett (2012-02-09). "Tesla Unveils Model X at Its Southern California Design Studios", The New York Times. Retrieved on 2012-02-10.
- "Model X". Tesla Motors. Retrieved on 23 August 2012.
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