A few Friday night Tweet(storm) replies from Tesla CEO Elon Musk provide a little more insight into the Model X and new upcoming, unannounced Tesla vehicle…
Update: Musk deleted his Tweets probably at the behest of Tesla legal but we screen-captured (below) because these types of things seem to happen with increasing frequency.
First, the Model X 70D is around a year out according to a reply. Also it might be a 75kWh battery or something similar if you consider Tesla’s always improving battery tech gets better by 5-10% per year.
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The Model X Falcon Wing doors will have rubber lining so things put in them won’t slip out when they open to 90 degrees (not for open cups of coffee!).
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Also Model X’s will recognize each other so when they park next to each other the doors don’t get in a fight over airspace.
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You can also still have a roof mount on the Model X on one side using suction cups on the windshield that goes up over the driver and use of only 1 door. (this doesn’t sound appealing btw). Musk says it is guaranteed to work to 140mph which must have been fun to test. I’d get a trailer for those kayaks. Perhaps those skis and bikes will fit in the back.
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The air filters are hospital grade and will filter out even the smallest of viruses. Additionally, it will filter out the Harris Ranch supercharger’s surrounding smell.
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The Falcon Wing doors will act as an umbrella but the interior coating will still be water resistant (Californians and their little understanding of rain).
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Musk also confirmed that there would be a model Y which we’ve heard is a smaller crossover based on the Model 3 platform. It will also have Falcon Wing doors.
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Perhaps because of the smaller size, Tesla will remove the front doors and only have Falcon wing doors. S.3.X.Y
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