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Slideshow: Tesla's Model X Blends Electricity & Function
1/22/2013

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'Falcon wing' doors on the X open upward, but not outward. The design enables adults to walk into the vehicle, instead of crawling in.   (Source: Tesla Motors)
"Falcon wing" doors on the X open upward, but not outward. The design enables adults to walk into the vehicle, instead of crawling in.
(Source: Tesla Motors)

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Charles Murray
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Re: Model X or S?
Charles Murray   1/23/2013 3:34:57 PM
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You are correct, VoltDave. We changed the photo. The original was a Model S, as NiteOwl OvO accurately pointed out.

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just ok
NadineJ   1/25/2013 10:04:09 AM
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When Tesla first emerged, I was so excited!  The car looked great, the company was innovative, etc. I thought they'd be for be automotive industry what Apple was for CE back in the early 2000's.

Today, it just seems ok.  Actually, a little blah.  The Models S and X may be a good move towards mass market and a larger consumer base but I expeted something more...intersting.

Charles Murray
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Re: just ok
Charles Murray   1/25/2013 3:09:45 PM
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As they move toward higher production volume vehicles, that trend is likely to continue, NadineJ.

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TESLA MODEL X
bobjengr   1/26/2013 1:40:44 PM
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Excellent Post Charles.  Does anyone know if and when the Federal "rebate"; i.e.  energy allowance comes off?  I am assuming it's not forever.  I think Model X has several very innovative features.  The time for zero to sixty is impressive.  It will be very interesting to see the specifications when we get closer to launch date.  I have noticed several times that advertising provides the hype while the product itself is more in line with performance and cost realities.  Will be interesting. 

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Re: More Than Electric
Scott Orlosky   1/27/2013 3:42:21 PM
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Tekochip.  I'm on your same wavelength.  Of course Tesla is not the first car company to take on the IC engine - but they really have been quite clever and innovative in doing so.  If nothing else - they provide an alternative that gets us all thinking.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   1/28/2013 5:09:39 PM
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I don't know when the federal rebate will disappear, bobjengr. When it happens, though, I assume it will have a greater effect on the low-cost EVs (like the Leaf) where the rebate represents nearly 25% of the overall cost.

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Re: just ok
NadineJ   1/30/2013 5:56:12 PM
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I'm sure this strategy will continue.  At a certain stage, all companies need to increase the bottom line. 

My colleagues who work at Tesla swear that I'll be impressed again soon...I trust them, but I'm won't hold my breath.

Charles Murray
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Re: just ok
Charles Murray   1/31/2013 7:29:03 PM
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Somewhere in Tesla's future, they have a low-cost, high-volume EV for the masses that they're working on. That's the one I want to see.

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