Last night Tesla took the wraps off the Model X crossover, which has room for up to seven passengers and shares 60 percent of its parts with the Model S. The Model X rides on the same platform as the Model S and even comes with the same 230 and 300 mile battery packs as the Model S. Unfortunately since the Model X is larger and heavier than the Model S, its driving range will be about 10 percent less than the sedan.
One unique feature on the Model X is its rear doors, that Tesla is calling “falcon wings.” The Falcon wings may look like the gullwing doors from the DeLorean DMC-12, but the doors on the Model X not only lift up, but they fold in as well. Tesla says that the rear doors make it easier to fit into tight parking spaces.
Tesla says that the Model X “is designed from the ground up to blend the best of an SUV with the benefits of a minivan, as only an electric car can.”
The 2014 Model X will be offered with three drive configurations. The standard Model X sends it’s power to the rear wheels, while the dual motor version has an electric motor for each axle. Tesla is also going to offer a Performance version all-wheel-drive version. According to Tesla, the standard Model X will reach 0-60 mph in approximately 4.4 seconds.