Is this the car that brings Tesla out of the red and into profitable black? Dee-Ann Durbin with details on the new Model X? Not at $5,000 more than the slow selling but highly acclaimed Model S.
Long road trips will have to be planned carefully because the Model X will have a limited range before the battery needs to be recharged. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the front-wheel-drive 90D version of the Model X will go 257 miles on a charge, while an all-wheel-drive P90D version will go 250 miles. That is less range than the equivalent versions of the Model S.
Smaller, less range, and more expensive than the Model S? What’s the claim to fame?
Its most eye-popping feature is its falcon-wing rear doors, which open upward.
Those doors were among the reasons that the Model X’s launch was delayed several times. Musk announced plans for the Model X in 2012 and it was initially expected to go on sale in early 2014. But Musk has said its complicated design — and his own perfectionism — caused delays.
What’s the difference between falcon-wings and gull-wings?