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Tesla Model X Electric SUV production confirmed for early 2015

Wed, 18 Jun 2014

The Tesla Model X SUV (pictured) will start production in early 2015

The Tesla Model S electric car has been a bigger success than anyone could have guessed, and is probably the only electric car that offers a real alternative to an ICE car. But a one-model range is not a recipe for long-term success, so Tesla are planning on delivering a 4WD electric SUV and a BMW 3-Series EV to add to the Model S, with production of the Model X SUV now conformed for early 2015.

In an email to customer who have already put a deposit down on the Model X SUV, tesla reveals that they will be building the first production prototypes this Autumn, and that proper production of the Model X will commence in early 2015.

Tesla also confirm that all variants of the Model X will come with 4WD, that there will be a seven-seat option and that the statement Falcon doors will make it in to the production model.

Tesla also say that the Model X will “…be a production car that exceeds the promises made when we first showed the concept [and] ┬ádeliver a level of functionality and practicality that will exceed what you saw on the concept vehicle”, which augers very well for a Model X you’ll actually be able to buy.

Sadly, it seems likely that Tesla will concentrate on fulfilling demand in its home market before its starts exporting the Model X – and even longer before a right hand drive version is built – so it will probably be well in to 2016 before the Model X is available in the UK.

By Cars UK