Elon Musk, Tesla Motors CEO and co-founder, has unveiled the Tesla Model X electric vehicle at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, Calif. on February 9, 2012.
This model will be offered with a 60 or 85 kWh battery. It will be powered by dual electric motors and projected to have a range of 220-270 miles on full charge depending on battery pack.
Musk said that the Model X will “redefine the upscale SUV market.” According to Musk, car is unique because of two features; one is the presence of falcon wing doors, so that the car users could get access to the 2nd and 3rd row with ease. The other feature is as mentioned before is the presence of dual electric motors, one for the front wheels and the other for the rear wheels. This will help to get optimized all wheel drive capability.
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Model X is offered with optional Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive. The second motor enables more than all-weather, all-road capabilities: it increases torque by 50%. When outfitted with AWD, Model X Performance accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds, outperforming the fastest SUVs and many sports cars.
The all-electric first SUV by the company is expected to retail for between $60,000 and $85,000 and it will come in showrooms in the year 2014. Tesla is taking reservations for the Model X.