We conducted a study into the Tesla Model X which they call their SUV and it was daam interesting. One of the main reasons which make it amazing is the all-electric transmission and least mechanical linkage for energy transfer. With all-wheel drive and a 100 kWh battery providing 289 miles of range, Model X has ample seating for seven adults and all of their gear. And it’s ludicrously fast, accelerating from zero to 60 miles per hour in as quickly as 2.9 seconds.
Model X is the SUV uncompromised – As Tesla says.
Full Self-Driving Hardware on your Model X
All Tesla vehicles have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver.
Safety First Design
The Model X is designed with a very low CG with battery pack mounted evenly on the floor of the vehicle so that the risk of rollover is about half that of any vehicle in its class. The battery pack structure design and mounting strengthens the X against side impact intrusion. The battery pack acts as large crash absorption crumple zone. The Front empty trunk without any engine, behaves as a large front impact crumple zone.
Front trunk acts as large, impact absorbing crumple zone, Active safety sensors, Medical grade HEPA filter removes pollen, bacteria, viruses and pollution from cabin air Floor mounted battery lowers the center of gravity which resists rollovers Battery support structure provides incredible side impact protection
Active safety technologies, including collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking, will become available in December 2016 and roll out through over-the-air software updates.
Pollution Free, Inside and Out
A medical grade HEPA filter strips outside air of pollen, bacteria, viruses and pollution before circulating it into the cabin. There are three modes: circulate with outside air, re-circulate inside air and a bioweapon defense mode that creates positive pressure inside the cabin to protect occupants.
Introducing 8.0 – Touchscreen Interface
Falcon Wing doors allow easy access to second and third row seats from even a tight parking space, while traditional SUV doors or Minivan sliding doors would not grant any access.
With only a foot of clearance on either side, Falcon Wing doors articulate smoothly up and out of the way, allowing passengers to enter from both front and rear directions. The side and overhead opening is so large that parents can buckle children in without ducking or straining and without bumping their child’s head on the roof.
Model X is able to achieve 289 miles of range in part because it is the most aerodynamic SUV in production. At 0.24, Model X’s drag coefficient is 20% lower than the next best SUV. In addition, an active spoiler deploys from the rear lift gate to optimize highway efficiency and stability.
Model X has the largest all glass panoramic windshields in production, providing an unparalleled view of the stars and sky above. Optimized solar tinting and obstruction-free view creates unlimited visibility for the driver and all passengers.
Seating for Seven, every seat is special
Marvel in seating comfort with easy access due to Falcon Wing doors. The middle row seats are held by one single post with individual reclining capability for each of three. These are designed and setup in the best way to allow best leg room, under seat storage and access to third row. The Model X has very intelligent space distribution for every row and no compromise on seating where ever you might be in the vehicle. Model X comfortably seats seven people in three rows. Every seat is the best seat in the house, but the second row seats are a work of art.
Stow everyone’s gear in Model X’s large front trunk, rear cargo area and under passenger seats. Hitch mounted accessory carriers hold extra gear. Model X is the first electric vehicle with a 5,000 pound towing capacity.
Charge cost assumes national average of $0.12 per kilowatt-hour.
Gasoline savings assumes 21 mpg at $2.70 per gallon.
Technology & Safety
- Regular over-the-air updates add safety and navigation features, enhance performance and improve the driver experience
- Free long distance travel on Tesla’s expanding Supercharger network
- Maps and navigation with real-time traffic information
- GPS enabled Homelink
- Active safety technologies, including collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking, will become available in December 2016 and roll out through over-the-air software updates
- Electric All-Wheel Drive for maximum efficiency and traction
- Full LED headlamps
- Power-folding, heated side mirrors
- Up to four LATCH child seat attachments