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Tesla unveils gull-wing SUV: Model X

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Motors, the Palo Alto maker run by entrepreneur Elon unveiled a battery-powered sport vehicle with gull-wing that will go on sale year after the Model S debut.

The Model X. touted by as faster than Porsche AG 911 sports car and roomier than AG ‘s Q7 SUV, will be in 2013 at the company’s Fremont which starts making the S this year. Deliveries begin late next and increase throughout 2014, said.


The sensible thing to do is to extend the of the Model S into other and the next application logically is the arena, he said Thursday. For little capital investment, between a third and half of we spent on Model S, we can bring the X to market.

Tesla, which to become a dominant seller of electric vehicles, has said it Model S sales to help it profitable for the first time by as as next year. The Model X may as well as the Model S, Musk The company began taking for the seven-passenger crossover, which a platform and battery system the Model S, late Thursday, it showed a prototype at Tesla’s studio in Hawthorne (Los County).

The debut was attended by Gov. Brown and film director Jon who gave Musk a cameo in the movie Iron Man 2. Favreau Thursday he’s on the waiting for a Model S.

The Model X has two electric and will be available with drive, said Alan manager of studio engineering at the facility.

The vehicle has doors that open upward because hinged at the roof, reminiscent of designer John DeLorean namesake DeLorean DMC-12 car from the early 1980s, in the Back to the Future movies.

The doors are like gull-wing but we call them ‘falcon-wing’ Musk said at the unveiling. offer the easiest access to the seats of any luxury vehicle, he

Like the Model S, the SUV has a 17-inch for navigation, audio and other controls, the largest of its type in the

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The company has reservations for more 8,000 Model S sedans, said. That figure may be on Feb. 15, when Tesla results for the quarter ended 31.

Demand for the car is phenomenal, Musk We’re sold out until of next year.

The company give pricing or range for the Model X. The most expensive of the Model S sedan, capable of 300 miles a charge on lithium-ion power, costs at least Tesla said late year. The base model of the starts at $57,400 and will run 160 on a charge.

The vehicles qualify for a $7,500 federal tax credit aimed at sales of electric vehicles.

received a $465 million loan to develop and build vehicles at the former Nummi in California, which was shared by and the former General Motors before GM’s 2009

Tesla has substantially met all the requirements of the program and has drawn down of the funds, Musk said.

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