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Tesla Motors Inc Model X Will Face Tough Competition

Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Model X SUV, which will make its debut in 2015, will face stiff competition from many brands. Though it is still early to list down the competitors, the list from Ecomento is worth a look.  Model X is expected to come with a price tag of around $70,000 with a range of at least 210 miles for the 60kWh version and 265 miles for the higher versions.

Tesla Motors Inc Model X Will Face Tough Competition

So here is the list for of current rivals for Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA)’s Model X:

Rivals with expected price below $70,000

The Toyota RAV4 EV could challenge the Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model X. The electric hardware of the model is manufactured by the Californian automaker. However, the SUV with front-wheel drive and a 103-mile range falls well short of Tesla’s range. The model is already available in California at a price of $49,800.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid is not fully electric, but it might prove to be strong opposition. The vehicle is already available in the U.K. at a price similar to the diesel Outlander. It offers a 32.5-mile all-electric range. It is expected that the vehicle will be available in the first half of 2015 at a price of around $40,000.

The Volvo XC60 SUV will probably get a good response if it is anything near the V60 PHEV. For the U.S. market, the mode will be reworked to run on gasoline, and a full electric charge will offer a range of 35 miles. Similar to the V60, this plug-in hybrid SUV is expected to be fast. An announcement from Volvo is expected sometime later this year. The price of the vehicle could be over $65,000.

Tesla rivals with expected price of $70,000 or more

Not many details are known on the BMW X5 eDrive, as the vehicle has yet to debut. The brand appeal of the BMW model is expected to match that of Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), however. It has a modest electric range of 18 miles. The vehicle is expected to make a debut next year in Europe. The price is believed to be similar to that of the XDrive40d in Europe, which is around $70,000.

The Porsche Cayenne Plug-in Hybrid is another good competitor to Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). Porsche is still to give details on the release dates or price for the plug-in hybrid version, but it is believed that the vehicle will be available by next year. The performance is expected to be similar to that of the Panamera S E-Hybrid. The automaker already has a plug-in hybrid drivetrain which it could use for the Cayenne. The vehicle is expected to give around 20 miles of electric range and cost over $90,000.

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  • QKodiak

    The Tesla Model X competes with all the ICE-age ones too like Jaguar’s new SUV, the BMW X5, Porsche Cayenne, Range Rover, Audi Q7, Mercedes GL, Infiniti QX80, Lexus LX, Cadillac Escalade, etc. NOT just the hybrid and PHEV versions. In fact, Tesla’s are the only EVs that can compete on an even keel with its peers.

    The Toyota RAV4 EV is a compliance car that will stop production after 2,500 are sold (which is taking forever). It’s basement sales numbers tell you that it’s CLEARLY not a threat to Tesla.

  • QKodiak

    There is inaccuracy in this article about the Model X’s range. Because it is a larger and heavier vehicle, it will have 10% less range, which equates to 189 miles EPA for the 60kWh and 238 miles EPA for the 85kWh. Hopefully, they will debut a 100kWh battery soon using Panasonic’s new 4.1A cells which will boost range by 20% in the Model S (318 miles EPA!) and charge up even faster.

  • jeffhre

    Ouch Doug, LOLing on my LOL – painful!

  • sranger

    This is a late April Fools Joke right???

    Please tell me you were not serious with this post….

  • Doug

    I’ll start up a list of competitors:
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    There you go. Lots of competitors to select from.

  • btstump

    Agreed, because there are no competitors, haha.

  • btstump

    Haha, none of these come close to matching the Tesla Model X. Not even worth the comparison.

  • Brian

    Should’ve stopped writing after “Though it is still early to list down the competitors,”

  • Phlobis McJordan

    By “tough” do you mean it was tough to find any competitors? This is a joke. The BMW’s range is 18 miles on electric? Telsa X can go 265 and doesn’t have an engine. I’m surprised a 777 or a mountain bike wasn’t cited as a comp. Nice headline, hack.

  • Grahaman27

    well if that doesn’t scare you, the $70,000 price tag should.

  • ken830

    One of the stupidest articles I’ve ever read.

  • Jonathan

    Not to mention the maintenance needed on the gas portion of all these ‘competitive’ hybrids and model x is peerless.

  • dktkpa

    I don’t believe any of these examples are credible Tesla competitors. Until another model can match Tesla’s Electric miles and have NO gasoline engine, they are not true competitors. To say 20 miles of electric range is competition to Tesla, is not very accurate. It is simply another hybrid and may be a competitor to Prius’ but not to Tesla!