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Tesla Model X: Electric, drive, and crazy folding

Tesla co-founder Elon demonstrates the Model X s falcon-wing

(Credit: Wayne Cunningham/CNET)

LOS highlight of the Model X introduction, SUV, was not the electric power but what the company calls the doors.

The manufacturer being it was a given that the Model X be an electrically driven vehicle. So a preview for a small group of at Tesla’s design center in Los Tesla CEO Elon Musk on the innovative side doors.

These doors lift up the sides, then hinge in the before gaining their height. Unlike gull-wing Tesla’s doors can open in narrower spaces. Musk they give the Model X the door openings of any passenger

Impressively, he was able to stand in the his head underneath the open without crouching.

The Model X, which is built on a elongated version of the Model S has a full third row. demonstrated that it could be without folding down the seats. Instead, the middle row forward.

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Like the Model S, the X has its lithium ion battery pack in the of the car. Tesla will offer the same battery options that it does for the S, although the Model X should get 10 to 12 percent less range due to its weight.

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But in keeping with the Model SUV-style body, Tesla offer an all-wheel-drive variant, with a base rear-wheel-drive For all-wheel drive, Tesla another motor at the front Unlike gas engine cars, can shift torque from to back, Tesla can reduce or torque at each set of wheels

That means the car’s can tell the front motor to for example, 25 percent torque, still giving 100 percent to the rear wheels, based on the conditions.

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says he does not expect the X prototype to change much in its when it reaches production. changes would be done to aerodynamics. The car keeps many of the elements of the Model S, although a higher roofline.

Tesla Chief Designer von Holzhausen says he tried to the car to not look too masculine or too feminine.

The X is slated to enter production in with sales beginning in Pricing is expected to be similar to of the Model S.

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