Tesla’s new electric car, the Model X SUV comes after the massive success of the previous Model S. The manufacturing company has provided details about the specs and capabilities of the new product, so the potential customers would know what to expect from the Model S.
First of all, the Model X is 8 percent heavier than the Model S because it’s larger – Tesla gave it a SYV status. But that doesn’t mean that the new model was built from scratch, using a different concept, because we identified 30 percent of the components that have been used in the production of the Model S. However, it was rumored that Tesla will use even 60 percent of parts, but it seems that the company has changed its mind.
The Model X will have two variants of lithium-ion battery packs which will power the vehicle, but they’re identical to Model S’ choices (70 or 90 kWh). Below you’ll find out if the new car will outperform the Model S.
Electric cars are assumed to be slower than those that run on gasoline. But in the past years, the technology focused on improving their performance and efficiency, and today, we are happy to say that these are the cars of the future, reducing pollution significantly. Also, they’re very fast, and Tesla managed to make the Model X accelerate from 0 to 60kmh in 3.2 seconds, but because it’s a SUV, it’ bulkier and outperformed by the Model S, which accelerates from 0 to 60kmh in 2.8 seconds.
An SUV sucks the battery cell pretty fast and Tesla struggled to overcome the obstacles with the large design, in order to build a car that performs admirably. The Model X has been tested by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from the United States and according to the results, the car achieved 250-257 miles, which is around 310 miles (European NEDC testing cycle). The Model S had a resolute of 265 miles, which was excellent for Tesla’s first electric vehicle.
The Model X is considered the safest electric vehicle, receiving a five-star rating in all tests, and the probability rating of injury was 6.5 percent, which means that there is a only a one-in-16 chance of being severely injured in crashes.