Here it is, the Tesla Model X, the CUV prototype version of the Model S.
We’ll have more details live from California soon, but here’s what we know at the moment. The Model X can hit 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, will cost around the same as the Model S, and it has those cool “falcon” gullwing-like doors.
With the batteries housed in the same low skateboard as the S, the X has a lot of space. Since the CUV doesn’t need a combustion engine, there are actually two trunks: one in front and one in the back. This means, Elon Musk said at the unveiling today, that the Model X can fit seven people and their luggage. The X will also feature all-wheel drive and come with a range of battery options, but we knew this already. The X is heavier than the S and will therefore offer around 10 percent less range from the same
40-, 60- and 85-kWh battery packs that the S uses. It’s price will begin around $50k after tax credits, but will rise close to $90k with the largest battery pack and all the trimmings ordered. *UPDATE: There is no 40-kWh pack option.
Tesla will start taking reservations at noon PST February 10th (i.e., later today). Oh, and Tesla is going to offer a fourth model, to be revealed in around two years. More to come.