If I said it will fly around a sports car in space a year ago, most people would think I was crazy. But now they do with Tesla!
Elon Musk, who created Tesla, is undoubtedly one of the greatest pioneers of our time. In addition to Tesla, he is also behind the companies PayPal, SpaceX, and SolarCity. The latest bidding in his career was when he sent a rocket in space just a month ago, where he mounted his own Tesla Roadster in the nose.
How Tesla changed the vision of the car does not really compare to how Apple changed our way of using mobile phones with the introduction of the iPhone, but it's not far from it. In Apple's case, it was really about reinventing the wheel and quite revolutionary.
“One has definitely put a lot of pressure on the rest of the car world and with the Volkswagen diesel scandal, almost all car brands have put more energy and money on accelerating the electrification of their cars”
The rear doors of the Tesla Model X open upwards. The front doors automatically shut down when pushing down the brake pedal. Everything in the Tesla Model X is high tech and it feels that this is a new era for cars similar to that when the iPhone was introduced.
Tesla Model X is more a spacecraft than a car. Soundless and more powerful than many sports cars. Many think that Elon has wanted to take over the car world and become the biggest brand, as Apple did with iPhone. What Elon always wanted with Tesla is to speed up the electrification and therefore he has always had completely opened the books when it comes to Tesla's technology. German brands have not taken much of the technology since they always had their own technology, but it made them hurry, no doubt.
The first model from Tesla came in 2008 and was a small two-way roadster based on a Lotus. Second out and the big success was Model S, which was introduced in 2009 and started to be sold in the US 2012 and 2013 in Sweden.
The revolutionary feature of the Model S was the range, with the largest 100 kWh battery reaching up to 485 miles. A distance no commercial electric car ever been close to before. After Model S came the Model X and now Model 3 is also on track. A new Roadster has also been featured with a performance that disgraces the worst hypersport car.
Model X is an SUV and large family vehicle combined. The molds are soft and bulky and to say that the car is beautiful would not be the truth. With a system setting, it is enough to approach the car, so that the front door opens automatically, and when you sit down and push down the brake pedal, the door closes. What really impresses with the doors is the rear passenger doors that open upwards such as wings and electrically.
Attempting to account for all technology in Tesla X would take the rest of this magazine, which unfortunately is not possible. But nevertheless, to raise some highlights before talking about the driving experience itself is that the car is intelligent, it learns and remembers what you want.
For example, it will remember your routes and automatically start looking for parking when you arrive at your destination and can park completely automatically. It can also drive completely on the road without even having to hold the steering wheel. However, it should not be completely autonomous because of driving laws.
“When you sit in the Tesla Model X and close the door, the car is ready. You do not need to press any buttons or twist a key. Tesla Model X is always ready for you”
If you never run a Tesla Model X earlier and push the accelerator pedal in the bottom you will definitely get a rollercoaster rush throughout your body. Acceleration 0 to 100 runs in just 3.3 seconds depending on the battery size selected.
This is faster than most super sports cars available! Model X has four electric motors that supply each wheel with power, which in other words makes it four-wheel driven. Practical both for winter roads and when the road turns and you want to drive actively. Model X feels great even when it goes really fast.
There are really only two disadvantages to mention and one is the price of the Model X starting at 982,000 kr and for the car we tested, which was a 100D, is 1 179 300 kr. Certainly, you get a lot of car and technology for the money but it is still a high price.
The second drawback is that you will have to charge at home, to stay in line with the taxis at the fast-charging stations will only ruin your day. The latter, however, is something we are sure will see disappear as the infrastructure is continuously expanding for electric cars. A Tesla Model X is definitely a car that will change your life and your way of looking at cars, maybe not as much as the iPhone for phones did but not far from. The future is definitely here and Elon is influencing it.
|Tesla Model X 100D|
|Basic price: from 1 179 300 SEK.
Engine: electrical, 423 hp. Torque from 330 - 660 Nm.
Power transmission: Automatic, AWD.
Acceleration: 0-100 km / h in about 5 sec. Top speed: about 250 km / h.
Range: 565 km.
Weight: approx. 2,491k Guarantees: Batteries and driveline: 8 years, new car 4 years.