Moscow Tesla Club Tests Tesla Model X – Half-Hour Video Review

MAR 6 2016 BY MARK KANE 23

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Here is interesting video review of Tesla Model X P90D by the Moscow Tesla Club.

There is a lot of useful insights and presentation of various details on the car.

In the test drive part we also got chance to see feedback of how the Autopilot performs on the snow. The Model X did have some troubles if one of the line was invisible. The overall experience is however very good.

Moscow Tesla Club notes also that “promoting electric cars in Russia is creazy difficult”. Well, relatively high prices, cold weather, lack of dense charging infrastructure are probably one of the many obstacles there for BEVs.

01:41 Tesla Model X at the Supercharger – charging the Model X P90D
03:29 Model X doors
04:18 Model X rear seats, trunk and interior
08:05 Model X windshield
10:14 Remote doors control
10:52 Model X frunk – front trunk
12:27 Model X P90D test-drive on a snowy weather
12:39 Tesla Model X autopilot with unvisible road markings

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“Tesla Model X autopilot with unvisible road markings” – Wait! They have roads? Paved ones? Is that the ones that I see videos of where every driver thinks only they are important and end up crashing, driving in the ditch, turning into oncoming traffic just in time to get in the way and get hit??? /sarc

It might be a while before they paint those roads with traffic lanes, as it interferes with garages and body shops making money if the roads are safer!

The video was shot in South Jersey, yes they do have roads and pavement markings there.

I was wondering why russians would use imperial units.

A very positive review. A bright and very optimistic outlook.

Did anyone else notice the snow on the second row seats and the folded rear seats @ 6:15? I didn’t see that one coming. :-\

Well, yeah the doors and rear hatch were opened and it was snowing.

Reality and physics often generate unexpected results. 😉

Amazingly enough, our Town & Country minivan also allows snow to blow in when the rear sliding doors are open.

Too bad neither car has force fields to keep weather out. No doubt whatever car you drive is so equipped, sven. [/snark]

If you ask Dyson, the maker of bladeless fans , they could probably fit the system in the side of the door openings to create a blow outside air flow that could prevent snow and rain from getting in.

Well citizen, are you going to report Tesla to the MOSD(Ministry Of Silly Doors), or will you let this situation go unchallenged?

I have to say this before anyone else does…

“In Soviet Russia, Model X drives YOU!” 😉

Also, nice anti-oil video. 🙂

The nearest Service Centre is in Finland, Does he have a warranty for repairs?
Tesla often withdraw the warranty for cars that are exported to a country that they do not have stores or SC’s in.

Meanwhile the Toyota Mirai ad to the side of this article says “The Future is on the Horizon. Get there first.”

To show the ridiculousness of that slogan, I will quote Stephen Crane:

I saw a man pursuing the horizon;
Round and round they sped.
I was disturbed at this;
I accosted the man.
“It is futile,” I said,
“You can never —”

“You lie,” he cried,
And ran on.

The roads they have are sort of paved. 927,721 km of paved roads. Compare this to 973,000 km of the paved road network in much smaller Japan.

The comparison however ends there. A typical paved road in Russia merely has two lanes and is filled with potholes. If you are used to Interstates then probably only the highway around Moscow would qualify.

The main highway going west out of Yekaterinburg is in excellen shape (for at least 30 miles…beyond that I can’t say).

In Germany the law requires a front and a rear numberplate, I haven’t seen Model X videos from the US with front number plates, is the law different in the US regarding number plates?

The law is different in different States. I live near the Kansas-Missouri border; one State requires front license plates, and the other doesn’t. Must make life difficult for traffic cops!

Great review, one of the first of Model X in the snow, typically Russian winter weather.

So is it true that the state incentives for electric cars in US are limited to 200,000 cars per manufacturer? Is this a per state limit or only in certain states or US wide, or is this claim false?

The limit of 200,000 cars per manufacturer is the limit for the U.S. Federal full (100%) tax credit. Past the 200k limit, the credit goes first to 50%, then to 25%.

Per Green Car Reports (link below):

“…once that number is achieved, the credits start to phase out over a one-year period starting in the second quarter after that total is reached.

“For two quarters, the credit is halved; for a third quarter, it is set at 25 percent of the original amount.

“And then, it’s done.”

This is completely separate from any State tax credits. So far as I know, all the State credits are less than the Federal credit. Even California’s State credit is less.

More info here:

So if Tesla sells another 100,000 vehicles this year, customers will hardly get federal credits for Model 3 and can only hope for state credits?

100,000? According to a article, Tesla “Plans to sell 80,000 to 90,000 vehicles in 2016”. And with Model X production ramping up so slowly, they may well not make that target.

At any rate, industry watchers have said for some time now that the Model ≡ will likely come out around the time that Tesla runs out of the full Federal tax credit… if not later. That’s why anyone who wants a chance at that should make their Model ≡ reservation as soon as possible, and hope for the best.