Tesla Model X
Chris Evans of Daily Mail gives the Tesla Model X five stars. His review is refreshing, following some of the continued negativity we have seen since the X's initial problems in its early release. Tesla has since corrected many of those teething issues and Evans is thoroughly impressed.
Tesla Model X Interior With Seating For Seven
His attention to the Model X was indirectly spawned upon watching the recent National Geographic special entitled Before the Flood. The world's number one documentary box-office hit, hosted by Leo DiCaprio and featuring Tesla CEO Elon Musk, provides an engaging and eye-opening look at global warming. Evans shares:
"Just over halfway through the film, Leo pays a visit to the Tesla ‘Gigafactory’ in Nevada, during which he makes the following astonishing announcement: if there were just 100 installations similar to this place throughout the world, collectively they could produce enough power to sustain all our electrical needs. All nine billion of us! At 15 million square feet (once completed), the Tesla building will have the largest footprint of any building currently on Earth."
Now, back the the Model X. Evans believes that anyone who has an opportunity to test drive the Tesla Model X will want to own one (himself included). He says:
"To get behind the wheel of a Model X is to be blasted into the future, Tesla having not so much ripped up the rule book of car-manufacturing as taken a blowtorch to it."
"The Tesla Model X is simply spectacular in every way and makes almost everything else on the road look like a museum piece by comparison."
Takeaways from Evans' review:
- Range - After 3 hours of driving, he had no concerns about range
- "Bad-ass acceleration" - Evans joked that he would have to warn his passengers about potential whiplash
- Falcon-wing doors - impressive, convenient, and eye-catching
- Accessibility - All five doors can be opened or closed remotely via the touchscreen
- Panoramic Smoked-Glass Windshield - stunning and revolutionary
- Seating -Multiple practical configurations, including 5, 6, or 7 seats
- Interiors - exciting, modern, and offering the ultimate in comfort
- Cost to own - while initially pricey, cheap running costs and virtually no maintenance costs
- Off-road capability - not designed to be a 4x4 beast, however neither is most every other typical SUV