What’s It Like To Live In A Tesla Model X? Find Out Here

DEC 29 2018 BY VANJA KLJAIC 27

The owner decided to try Tiny Living in his Tesla Model X while working as a Lyft driver.

For many, living in their car means either being broke or, well, being utterly broke. There’s only a small percentage of people that actually consider living in their vehicle for a prolonged amount of time a great idea, but who aren’t strapped for cash. Or sanity. Nick, the owner of this Tesla Model X P75D dual-motor all-wheel drive belongs to a third group. This rather special group of people is usually shunned by the rest of human civilization. They’re keen on making moves that most others don’t understand. Moves that may seem irrational at best, but almost certainly, crazy to most.

Nick, when afforded the chance to get a Model X, decided to ditch his rent and drive Lyft for a living, all the while living in his vehicle, enjoying life and pushing for a better future. And for people like him, doing whatever is necessary to own his dream car is what we must applaud to. After all, it’s people like Nick that drive the world forward. No matter what some may say.

Nick’s Model X P75D is powered by a 75kWh battery, comes with a dual-motor setup and an all-wheel drive. It allows the luxury battery-powered family seven-seater to accelerate from 0-60mph (0-100km/h) in just 4.9 seconds. With a range of 237 miles (380 kilometers), it allows Nick to fully utilize the Model X not only for a living but also, to perform his day job well. Thus, for this rather interesting Lyft driver, living in a Tesla Model X isn’t that bad as it might seem. In the video below, Nick details how he utilizes the Model X to live comfortably, saving on rent and making the best of all the space afforded to him by this luxury electric vehicle.

Certainly, for most of us, living in a car might be our last ditch effort. However, this guy seems rather happy about this venture. He uses all the available storage spaces in the Model X perfectly, adjusting what might seem like a harsh experience, to a comfortable degree. However, there’s a lot of issues that living in a vehicle present here which are not even remotely Tesla related. Even with unlimited grandfathered in Supercharging, plenty of space, a lot of headroom and an abundance of sleeping real estate, combined with some neat options, the Model X still don’t make living in a vehicle a recommended solution. You are out there alone and whether you’re living in a junkyard queen or a Model X, it’s still a rather daunting experience. You can grab a detailed view of all the advantages and disadvantages of living in a Model X in Nick’s video available above.

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27 Comments on "What’s It Like To Live In A Tesla Model X? Find Out Here"

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Remember the slogan “Just do it” there you go, me, I have lived off grid in my 200 square foot cabin for 7 years now, sometimes you just have to dive in and give it a go while solving problems makes it all worth while.

So did the Unabomber

BOOM!

And the entire GOP party with Trump dove into crazy town.

I Own a TH I call the Unibomber shack and quite comfortable. The best turns out to be 10’x16′ with the kitchen, bath at 1 end and open the rest studio give a single person all the room needed. Though I have 4 workshops too.
This guy is very smart as he saves about $10k/yr that can be invested so he can buy a home cash as well as pay for the X in 3 yrs giving a total savings in 3 yrs after selling the X of $70k.
Unlike his friends deeply in debt trying to handle rent, car, a life with little to show for it.
It’s not what you make, it is what you spend and what you spend it on.
If you are spending that much for shelter, you should own it.
If I were him I’d get a trailer or a boat or a boat/trailer combo to live in. A boat is great because it doesn’t have rent if you anchor out and either are cheap to buy used or build.

Nike called and they want their “Just Do It” back!

It is a 75D, not P75D (they had never been built any P‘s with 75 battery). Please correct the article.

Car poor or house poor. Either way, it is a tough world to live in when you have to make such choices.

Says something about the Lyft revenue model.

Just where is the shower I an X.

Shower at the WMCA ….. lol

I think you mean the YWCA?

I think you’re right ! … lol… * 🙂 *

Or – the YMCA – By Village People!

Shower and exercise and watch TV=24 hour fitness. They had 2 year membership for $200 through Costco, not sure about now. Bigger question is cooking. Oranges are easy, but how do you cook hot dogs?

It’s not like there’s an exhaust manifold to cook on. Maybe plug in a small electric hot plate, and run it off the battery?

Yes, many college kids survive using only a hot plate to cook with. If he’s got a place (other than Superchargers) to plug in to charge up his car, then presumably he can plug in a hot plate too.

Since this ‘article’ is more intent on hyping up the Model X and filling a few paragraphs of Tesla platitudes than anything else, here is a link to the original video and the guy’s patreon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iym_CCGAD5Y
https://www.patreon.com/dylanmagaster

The video is at the top of the article and it already links to his YouTube page to see the patreon. I checked and it’s the same original video. Thank you.

Well done .inspirational … less is move

Seriously? Living in an $80,000 car while making maybe $10-15 an hour seems like a bad financial model.

Better than Renting for $800 a Month – While making the same $10 – $15 an hour! You end up with one nice set of wheels!

However – Driving for Lyft, My Sister and Brother In Law, have a House – and did a Trip to China! So – Can’t be all that bad!

Well, it certainly makes his living style an outlier. 🙂

But if he’s living in a way which makes him happy, then that puts him in a better position than many or most people!

“After all, it’s people like Nick that drive the world forward. No matter what some may say.”

YEAH, I don’ t think so…

No need for the aluminum foil. Just press the lock icon on the screen to lock your doors when you’re inside.