Posted on January 10, 2016
After years of waiting, the Tesla Model X is finally here. The all-electric Tesla Model X SUV is the first of its kinds to hit markets and the second vehicle from Tesla Motors following the very successful Model S electric sedan.
If you're in the market for a new Tesla Model X, you should check out these Top 10 things you should know about the Tesla Model X.
1. The Model X will be available in three versions including 70D, 90D, and P90D.
- Tesla Model X 70D: This model is powered by a 70 kWh battery for an EPA-estimated driving range of 220 miles. The 70D can hit a top speed of 140 mph and can run from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds flat.
- Tesla Model X 90D: This model is powered by a 90 kWh battery and will achieve a 257-mile range. Zero to 60 mph comes in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph.
- Tesla Model X P90D: This model uses the same 90 kWh as the 90D, with the range coming in at 250 miles and a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.2 seconds in Ludicrous mode.
2. How much does the Tesla Model X cost?
If you go for the Tesla Model X Signature Edition you're looking at a price tag of $132,000. However, if you want to go for the mid-level 2016 Tesla Model X the price tag starts $80,000 before you add any options or prior to any tax breaks, like the $7,500 federal tax credit. The cheapest version of the Tesla Model X, the 70D trim, will cost as little as $61,000 after incentives and gas savings.
3. The Model X uses a 10 kW charger which should add 30 miles per hour of charging, or more, when using a 240-volt source. Tesla also offers a twin-charger that doubles the power rating to 20 kilowatts, doubling the charging speed.
4. The Tesla Model X weighs in at 5,400 lbs. and has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. so you shouldn’t have any problem pulling a small boat, jet skis or your motorcycle.
5. The standard ground clearance on the Tesla Model X is about 8 inches with about 1.5 inches of variability depending on speed and setting.
6. The Tesla Model X Falcon Wing doors allow passengers to easily access the second and third-row seats from a tight parking spot. The Falcon Wing doors are equipped with sensors that can tell if there is something next to or above them so they won't hit anything.
7. The Tesla Model X is available with two seating layouts. The seven-seater comes with a full 2-3-2 arrangement, while the six-seater comes with a 2-2-2 arrangement.
8. Like the Tesla Model S, the Tesla Model X features a giant 17-inch LCD display that keeps control of everything from temperature control, door locks, vehicle settings, navigation and more.
9. Tesla Model X has the largest all-glass panoramic windshield in production. The glass runs up to the roof and features optimized solar tinting and obstruction-free view for unlimited visibility.
10. The Tesla Model X also features medical-grade HEPA cabin air filter which Tesla says is extremely effective at removing pollen, bacteria and other nasty particles.