Tesla says, if the energy spent in driving the Model X was converted from electric to conventional fossil fuel, it would be equal to a mileage of 38.46 kmpl.
The Tesla Model X has roof-hinged rear-passenger doors that open like bird wings, called falcon doors.
“We want to show any kind of auto can go electric“, Musk said onstage. During the presentation, Musk parked two cars next to the Model X, showing that the doors can be opened in tight spaces. Those are followed by the Signature Series models, which are fully loaded, require a $40,000 deposit from customers and start at $132,000.
Tesla was founded back in 2003, and sales of its first auto, the Roadster, began in 2008.
The price of the regular versions are going to be in the range of the $80,000, according to Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors. Production has lagged 18 months behind the initial schedule, but the Palo Alto-based automaker claims about 20,000 customers have placed a deposit for the Model X. Most cars of its size have trouble with those tests because they are tall and tend to roll over – but the huge, heavy battery that’s mounted on the bottom of the auto means that it’s unlikely to roll over.
He also stated the all-wheel drive Model X – with two electric motors, the ability to travel about 250 miles (about 400 km) on a single charge and seating for seven people – was “the hardest auto to build in the world”.
The first United Kingdom deliveries of the new Model X are expected in 2016, as the company continues to step up its European expansion plans.
Perhaps the most radical feature of the Model X is its upward-opening “falcon doors” for the second row.
“Every part of Model X is designed with safety as a first priority”. The SUV and crossover market is expanding, with models such as the Nissan Qashqai placed fifth in the United Kingdom with around 40,000 new registrations in 2015 already, according to data from Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.