You’re a rugged kind of guy, so your car needs to have the same quality. All-wheel drive? Check. Hauls lots of cargo? Check. Fits a lot of stuff inside? Check. An electric drivetrain? Uhhhh. Apparently, those things aren’t mutually exclusive anymore with the Tesla Model X, the world’s first electric SUV.
A proper SUV, the vehicle can be fitted with up to seven seats inside with full-sized rear cargo storage, so you can fit the entire family, the family dog, and a whole load of the family’s gear without a problem. Fold down the seats and you can fit a whole load of awkward stuff in there, too, from surfboards to sheets of plywood to a load of two-by-fours. It’s got serious brute strength, too, with the ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds of cargo, so you can haul a cow, a small boat, or even a cow on a small boat for whatever purpose that will serve you.
The Tesla Model X has enough horsepower to hit top speeds of 155 mph, as well as go from standstill to 62 mph in just 3.8 seconds, with a Ludicrous Speed Upgrade option that can hasten that up to 3.2 seconds – a ridiculous feat for what’s, technically, an SUV. A 250-mile range ensures you can drive around all day without having to replenish the floor-mounted batteries, whose position in the car lowers the center of gravity so much, it makes the risk of rollover nearly non-existent. Notable details include dynamic falcon-wing rear doors that can adjust their span based on how much space is available on the sides, active safety features, a “bioweapon defense mode” that activates the medical-grade HEPA filters to lock in the cabin from outside pollutants, an active spoiler that automatically adjusts to one of three preset positions, a panoramic windshield, and all the eco-posturing you can muster because you’re driving an electric ride.
Pricing for the Tesla Model X starts at $132,000.