Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tesla shows new crossover X

Tesla shows new crossover X

Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk is the Tesla Motors model X.

By Paul A. Eisenstein, the Detroit Bureau

It is not rocket science.  Well, maybe it is.  With its other major venture, the space X rocket factory, as a background, moved to Tesla motor co. CEO packs from next new product of the company, the model X-crossover.

Is the new 7-seat 3 rows, crossover share the same basic platform as Tesla's upcoming model S sedan, a Visual outstanding "Falcon uncommon with rear doors".  The extraordinary design enables it them, also a close car park, operated in contrast to traditional gullwing doors. And two rear seats, it offers easy access to the crossover.

The model X model S on the market, bringing the second established range of Tesla, the plans for the first, the sedan later in the year 2012.  The model X will follow within a year.

The frequency crossover unit is same pancake-style battery layout, with the lithium ion Pack mounted on the platform at the cabin use.  One difference is that the small, 40 kilowatt hour Pack offered in the model S not for the model x-crossover customers available 60 or an 85 kWh Pack will have the choice between a.

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People look at the Tesla Motors model X electric vehicle at its unveiling in the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, California

Because of the additional weight - the model X, expected the limousine 4,700 pounds - and increased air resistance, less than 15% to area will probably fall about 10% or more.  That would mean something to the tune of 215 miles for the small Pack, 270 for the larger ones.

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Nevertheless, musk promised that, as the model S, the model some X performance together with at least double range of competitors battery cars yield.  He suggested that could be in the range of only 4.4 seconds 0-60 time.

As the model S, the new crossover are a tech showcase, with a variety of advanced safety and infotainment systems.  These include a positive big 17 inch touchscreen display which many systems of the vehicle is operated.

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But the function most likely eye-catcher - and we bets, the interest of potential buyers - will the doors of the Falcon.  Design in contrast to the traditional, single-piece Gullwing Tesla's electric has can swing two articulating sections that remain model X close to the body as they open.  But once they do it enough space that actually can't be beat musk on the windowsill with his head the door is.

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The model X shares the same platform and two of the three battery packs-the Sedan model S.

The model X features a surprisingly spacious rear cargo space.  And his air suspension allowed the car slightly rough or snow patches increase.

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In the meantime are recharge time, allegedly less than four hours with high-current, 220 volt charger.  But, because this system actually requires more juice for a than the typical American home can now deliver most buyers would likely see time recharging, which could provide they range from eight to even 15 hours or more, depending on how much power.

While final prices for the Tesla model X still not been announced, prices expected to be in the range of what Tesla plans, for the model S. for free with a small battery pack the sedan at $49.900 is a federal tax credit of $7,500 taking into account debut.  A top-line performance model with 85 kWh battery, carry a sticker of $94.900 - or $87,400 after accounting for the federal tax credit.

Tesla is betting that the price is low enough, to the new model X close by many mainstream buyers — while area added to overcome traditional concerns about electric vehicles.

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