Tesla Motors Model X will come packed with 60 kWh, 85 kWh and 85 kWh performance editions which are similar to the Model S variations, according to a recent update to the Model X’s web page. In the update, the EV manufacturer also talks about the vehicle’s falcon wing doors.
More details about the Model X
On the falcon wing doors, the company says they “fold up and out of the way allowing easy access to the third row seat, even from the narrowest of parking spaces.” However, the doors will create issues in low-roof garages, which is quite common.
Those eagerly waiting for a ride in their Model X can reserve one, and when it is launched (probably in 2016), they can enjoy its autonomy and performance, especially when they treat themselves with the top model, the 85 kWh, which offers a performance of 691 HP and a range of around 253 miles. Tesla Motors’ Model S runs 0-60 mph in just 3.2 seconds with this configuration. The entry level Model X will offer a performance of 380 HP just like the entry level Model S does. The 85 kWh battery versions will also function similar to the Model S but with better autonomy, according to Car Scoops.
GM prepares Tesla rival
Meanwhile Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is expected to criticize the big automakers and say none of them are coming up with an electric car even after seeing the performance of the Model S, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Mike Ramsey. Musk is unsatisfied with the half-hearted measures of others in the industry who are not trying to manufacture a fully electric car for the masses.
In an interview with GQ magazine earlier, Musk said he was under the impression that big companies would produce electric cars sooner. He said it is quite unbelievable that it has been seven years since the company launched the Roadster and still there is no car except for Tesla’s that has a 250-mile range.
However, it seems the Tesla Motors CEO’s expectations for the industry may not go to waste, as General Motors showed off its all-electric Chevrolet Bolt concept car on Monday. The Bolt will run 200 miles on a charge and be launched after 2017.