Tech Crunch Test Drives Tesla Model X – Video

SEP 30 2015 BY ELECTRICCARSTV 6

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

Last night, following the reveal of the Tesla Model X, select members of the media (and other event attendees) got an opportunity to briefly test drive the electric Tesla.

Here’s Tech Crunch’s video from its drive of the Model X.

Video description:

“At an event in Fremont, California, Tesla CEO Elon Musk disclosed a bunch of specs about the car and announced that the first handful are being delivered to pre-orderers now. The first detail disclosed: the speed. Tesla’s are known for having an unreal amount of zoom when you stomp that gas pedal, and the Model X is no different.”

“The $132,000 P90D model will do 0-60 in 3.8 seconds. The P90D model with Tesla’s rightly-named “Ludicrous” mode — an option that costs an extra $10k, bringing the price to $142,000 — brings that down to 3.2 seconds. Greg Kumparak take test drives the new Tesla Model X.”

Interested in more?  If so, check out the first drive reviews from The Verge and CNET here.

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Whoo! Hoo! Magic carpet ride!

“Last night, following the reveal of the Tesla Model X, select members of the media (and other event attendees) got an opportunity to briefly test drive the electric Tesla.”

It’s a damn shame that Tesla didn’t include InsideEVs (and other green-car and EV-oriented websites) as one of its “select members of the media.” 🙁

Not to get too “tin-foiled” hatted about this, but there seems to be a very specific reluctance to include “knowledge-specific” media outfits to early/embargoed product launches with certain OEMs.

Just as a WAG, letting media that spends all day/every day working on reporting (and deeply understanding) only plug-in cars in the front door ahead of a launch, leads to a certain, more complicated, line of examination and questions lobbied to that OEM…over say, a more ‘general’ magazine. Not saying it is/isn’t wrong…but I (as editor-in-chief of IEV) certainly understand making those kinds of decisions.

Why bother preaching to the choir? No need to convert the converted nor reward them for that matter.

Look at it this way, the people who read insideevs already know a great deal about Tesla. By giving priority to regular media outlets, Tesla is getting to a more diverse audience, and getting more people interested.

I really, really, don’t like what they did to the front bumper. I my opinion it ruining the looks of the entire front of the car. Maybe I am more old fashion when it comes to car design, but this is too futuristic for me. I love the panoramic roof, just one complex question: how would you keep the sun out on the hot day’s of summer and with what energy costs?