A Glimpse of the Future: Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

Not satisfied with winning Motor Trend’s Car of the Year 2013, Tesla is already on the move with their next innovation. Dubbed the Model X, this is Tesla’s take on the SUV, but it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Like the Model S and the Roadster before it the Model X is fully electric yet can go from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 5 seconds.

The most distinctive design feature has to be the Falcon Wing doors which are pretty remarkable. Unlike gull wing doors which simply open upward, Falcon Wings bend while they open up, allowing them to open in the most narrow of spaces. While some might view this as gimmick the doors allow occupants to step into the car, rather than climb in. It’s the extra space that it allows which make the doors valuable.

You can see a bit more of the Model X in the video below. If you’re interested it’s definitely cool to see how it actually moves and seeing how people interact with the vehicle. I’m looking forward to seeing these on the road.

Bobby Solomon

December 4, 2012 / By

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