Tesla To Test Mainstream Market With $40,000 Electric Car

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Tesla Motors keeps trying to change the automotive market with its sexy electric cars, but so far it hasn’t made a huge dent. The Tesla Roadster was certainly intriguing, and the more affordable Model S is still more compelling, but with a price tag upwards of $70,000, it’s not exactly affordable for the average joe.

Tesla is looking to push more into the mainstream market with the Model X, a more affordable vehicle that offers a bit more utility and is designed “to blend the best of an SUV with the benefits of a minivan”. According to the L.A. Times, the car will cost somewhere in the $40,000 range and should have roughly a 200-mile range.

Tesla Model X
Tesla Model X

Unsurprisingly--this is a Tesla, after all--the Model X is sexy for a sport-utility vehicle, but it also promises swift performance with a 0-60 acceleration of less than 5 seconds. The rear doors feature a delightful “falcon wing” design as well as a third row for extra seating that's accessible even with child seats parked in the second row.

Tesla Model X
With the doors up, it actually kind of looks like a bunny rabbit

The Model X is slated to appear late next year or early 2015. You can reserve your own with a $5,000 deposit.
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hahahahaha how in the hell do they plan on getting in or out of this car after snow builds up on the roof? wont the doors be jammed down and shut?

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If it seats 8, I'm getting one

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A lot wrong with this article.

The Model X is a bit more expensive than the Model S and will begin deliveries around the end of 2014/beginning 2015.

The more affordable Tesla, according to CEO Elon Musk, cost about $35,000 (before government incentives) and will first be revealed in the 1st Q of 2015, with deliveries in 2016, no later than 2017.

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