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Tesla Motors Model X

Model X, courtesy of Tesla Motors
Tesla Model X, courtesy of New York Times
Tesla Model X, courtesy of New York Times
Tesla Model X, courtesy of New York Times

Description

The Tesla Model X is an all-electric crossover that seats 7 adults and features "falcon-wing" rear doors, which require little clearance on each side of the vehicle. The Model X is based on the Model S platform, and shares about 60% of the its parts with the sedan. Like the Model S, the Model X will have three battery pack options. The Model X is about 10% heavier than the Model S, and will consequently have about 10% less range than the Model S. Like the Model S, the Model X has two trunks: one in the rear and one in the front (also called the "frunk"), giving the Model X an immense amount of cargo space for an SUV. The Model X will be available in a 2- or 4-wheel drive model. Tesla plans to release the Model X in late 2013 and be in full scale production in early 2014.

Specs

Vehicle Type: 
Cars & Trucks
Drivetrain: 
EV
Range: 
TBA
Target: 
2013
Top Speed: 
TBA
Price (USD): 
TBA

Comments

Anonymous's picture

will it be j-1772 compatible?

will it be j-1772 compatible?
Colby's picture

Doubtful

Tesla has created their own connector, which is much smaller than J1772 (and works for level 3 charging as well), which they are using in the Model S. The Model X is based on the Model S platform, so it's most likely going to use the same proprietary Tesla connector. However, Tesla will offer adapters for J1772 (and maybe CHAdeMO) so owners can charge at public stations.
Anonymous's picture

thought so

I've seen those adapters, but I was wondering how you keep people from stealing them.
Colby's picture

Great Point!

Hopefully Tesla will integrate some sort of locking mechanism. I have seen people chain adapters to their wheels or stick part of it inside the car and roll the window up enough so that the fat end of the adapter can't be taken out.
Anonymous's picture

Adapters

The Tesla Adapter locks into the port. If you are charging at a public station and someone needs a little juice, they can unplug the public charger, but the adapter will remain locked onto the Tesla.
Anonymous's picture

awesome, can't wait :)

awesome, can't wait :)

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