Tesla's Model X
Tesla’s ambitious mission statement is “to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable transportation.” They set out to prove that any car from their first Tesla Roster to their most popular Model S can be electric without compensating style, function, or even performance. The Motel X that came out this September is by far Tesla’s best example of what the future of electric cars has to offer.
The Model X is the first fully electric SUV ever to be produced on a consumer level, and some would say it’s about time. Many of its high-quality features are due to the fact that this car simply does not require an engine. This allows room for more safety precautions and storage. It’s active safety radar, low center of gravity, and secure impact-points put the Model X at the top of the safely charts. While the car still has room to seat seven people and carry items in both the “frunk” and trunk. Now these features are no small feat. Yet, it’s not what everyone is talking about.
Someone only has to say Model X and many people’s first reaction will be to oh and aw over the doors. The Model X’s resemble the Gull Wings on a DeLorean but instead of one hinge there are two making it a Falcon Wing. These highly advanced doors are placed by the second row making it easier to access baby seats and the last row. The Falcon Wings are sensitive to the environment around them making sure they won’t hit parked cars next to you, or any low-ceilinged garage. The Falcon Wings are truly a new engineering feet, and only add to the car’s appeal.
It would not be hard to mistake the Model X for his cousin the Model S. Both cars carry a similar silhouette with the Model X being a little taller and wider. Now while the Model X is nice on the eyes with its slimming windshield that extends all the way to the Falcon Wings, and its cat-like appearance Tesla can still improve. Its dashboard is eerily clean of all tactile buttons. If you need to control anything from the AC to the radio you have to refer to the touch screen. This four-wheel-drive car can hold a charge for up to 250 miles and go 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds but it is still using the same platform from the Model S which has a history of having the occasional reliability issue. The earth might like this car, but the question is will the world?