If you are in the market for an electric car and the Model S or the Chevy Volt aren’t what you’re looking for because they can’t be used on dirt on unpaved roads, then there is only one choice for you, the 2015 Tesla Model X. This will be the first year in which this car will be sold, so expect a few minor glitches before it will be fully completed.
It is based on the same platform as the Model S but has quite a few different components. For example, the body is 100% original while the platform only shares minor components and the braking system. Unlike the S, the Model X is available with a four wheel drive system which means you will be able to take it where you just couldn’t take the Model S.
2015 Tesla Model X
Motors wise, there will not be just one but two of them. There will be a unit over the front axle and another over the rear axle. You would think because it has two engines it would use twice as much power but because these are electric motors and are coupled directly to driveshaft with very few moving parts, there are very few losses throughout it so the power consumption will be almost the same as that on the S model. Both of these are capable of producing around 400 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque making for quite a fast car. It will be able to get from 0 to 60 MPH in less than 4.5 seconds and up to a limited top speed of just over 130 MPH.
Specs Of 2015 Tesla Model X
There will be available two battery packs, a 65 kW/h one that will offer you about 210 miles of range and around 300 horsepower powertrain while the bigger 80 kW/h battery pack that will offer up to 250 miles of range and a maximum power of 400 horsepower. Both of these will be offered as standard with the fast charge system and both of them will be able to be Supercharged from a Tesla Station in less than 30 minutes, making up for all those disadvantages of the electric cars.
2015 Tesla Model X Interior
Its interior will be on par with other luxury SUVs. You will get dual zone climate control, a 7 inch screen where the instrument cluster would be and a 17 inch screen on the center console that will control most of the car’s functions, including the satellite navigation, climate control system and also the audio system. Used materials are of great quality and just like it was the case with Model S we are getting one comfortable and well equipped model.
Tesla Model X Back
The exterior of the 2015 Tesla Model X will be quite unique. The car takes the shape of a conventional SUV with big 19 inch wheels as standard and a higher ground clearance. Fortunately, this is where the similarities stop. The car will receive a unique feature that will leave many wondering, the rear gull-wing doors that will increase the usability in tight spaces.
2015 Tesla Model X Price
Expect to see the 2015 Tesla Model X delivered to the market before the end of this year or in early stage of the next year. Price has not yet been announced but we do think that it will be quite similar to the Model S prices with 10 to 20 percent increase which puts it to about $60,000 for a base model. Similar powertrains and battery packs are used so this is pretty much already tested and proven technology.