PHOTO CAPTION: Tesla Model X will seat seven.

Tesla Reveals Electric Car We Can All Want

Crossover model will be priced between $55,000 to $75,000 depending on battery options.

Published: 13-Feb-2012

Tesla Motors is helping destroy the notion that electric vehicles are green cars with unfortunate compromises.

The company last night unveiled the Model X, a sleek-looking cross between a minivan and SUV with clever "falcon wing" doors and a new electric all-wheel drive system. People can start placing reservations tomorrow for the Model X, which is expected to be available late next year with prices in the $55,000 to $75,000 range before tax incentives and rebates.

Beyond making an attractive crossover, Tesla has shown how electric vehicles open up new design possibilities. The Model X isn't just an electric version of competing SUVs, it's a luxury vehicle that has useful features its internal combustion or hybrid cousins couldn't have.


Tesla Model S will come in three price ranges based on size of battery pack.

$57,400 base model will have range of up to 160 miles compared to 300 miles range of premium price version.

Tesla Model S slated for sales launch in mid-2012.

The California-based firm has already received orders for 3,700 Model S cars.

To date, Tesla has sold more than 1,500 Roadsters.

The 1,500 electric Roadsters have collectively saved 500,000 gallons of fuel and over 5.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.


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