Tesla Launches Model X

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Revealed during a fan-filled event at its Fremont, California factory on Tuesday night, the new Tesla Model X packs some pretty impressive specs.

Tesla founder and CEO, Elon Musk, outlined some of its innovative features during the event today, including, of course, its signature ‘Falcon Wings’ doors that are mounted on two joints and come with built-in ultrasonic sensors to detect nearby objects. Musk even parked an Audi Q7 and a Honda Odyssey closely next to the Model X to demonstrate how the doors open in tight spaces and how they easily allow passengers to get in and out of the car.

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Even the driver’s front door has a nifty feature, as it can open and close automatically when you approach it.

The air-conditioning system  has a “Bio-weapon Defense” mode that stops bacteria and viruses from entering the interior, or the panoramic windshield that curves into the roof?

The vehicle can transport up to seven passengers in three rows of seats, has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds or 2,268 kg. and is able to hit 60mph (96km/h) in as low as 3.2 seconds!

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Other notable features include an air-suspension with five settings providing up to nine inches or 230mm of ride height, an available hitch capable of carrying up to four bikes or six sets of skis that can be hooked up in a matter of seconds, an Autopilot self-parking system, two flat-folding third row seats, and “independently operable, 3-adult second row seats”.

The vehicle is expected to retail in the $130,000 range and go 250 miles on a charge.

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Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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