The Tesla Model X has many cutting edge features including "falcon-wing" rear doors that fold up and away to provide convenient access to a third-row seat. Two independent, digitally controlled electric motors power the all-wheel-drive, manually-controlled transmission. There are two battery choices and an optional motor can be front-mounted for additional power.
The battery options, which are 60 kilowatts per hour or 85 kilowatts per hour, provide a 230 or 300-mile range, respectively. The Model X weighs 10 percent more than the Model S, its sister vehicle. The vehicle offers seating for seven adults and a front and a rear trunk offer plentiful storage capacity.
Unlike many other hybrid vehicles, the Model X comes with an optional tow bar. The cabin display is a 17-inch central touch screen and reconfigurable gauge cluster. The prototype Model X substituted side-view mirrors with cameras but due to US safety regulations, the cameras were replaced by a more traditional mirror.
Tesla claims that the vehicle can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than five seconds. It can detect and properly apportion power differences between the front and rear axles. Front passenger seats have Web browser controls. The car uses a 10 kilowatt per hour charger which can add 30 or more miles of range per charging hour.