Tesla Model X Overview Updated January 10, 2017

Tesla Model X

The first all-electric SUV

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October 2013 - January 2017

The Tesla Model X is the first all-electric SUV and the second vehicle released on Tesla’s second generation platform.

Tesla Model X Stories January 10

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In the past few weeks, we reported on a Tesla Model X owner in California who sued Tesla over what he claims was a sudden acceleration caused by his all-electric SUV. The result – as shown above – was his Model X crashing through his garage and into his living room. The automaker says that the logs show the driver pressed on the accelerator when he should have been pressing on the brake pedal.

As we reported last week, the owner of the Model X, a celebrity in Korea, has launched a media campaign to discredit Tesla and now his lawyer says that they are seeking a recall from NHTSA and compares the situation to Toyota’s $1.6 billion settlement for sudden acceleration events. expand full story

Tesla Model X Stories January 2

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Last week, we reported on a Model X owner suing Tesla after he crashed his vehicle through his garage and into his living room. Ji Chang Son claims that when pulling into his garage, his Model X accelerated autonomously and caused the crash.

The company claimed that Son, a singer and actor in South Korea, threatened to use his celebrity status in the country to affect the company right when it is about to launch in the market unless Tesla would make a financial payment and admit that the accident was the fault of the vehicle.

The actor didn’t deny that and it looks like he actually followed through with the threat since he has been on a media blitz in Korea since filing the lawsuit in California last Friday. expand full story

Tesla Model X Stories December 30, 2016

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We covered claims of sudden acceleration in Tesla’s vehicles quite extensively at Electrek this year, which is why we are not surprised to see that the issue being taken to court after a new accident. In September, we published a report based on several reported events of sudden acceleration, especially in the Model X (like the one pictured above), and we concluded that all concrete evidence, including a third-party review of the vehicle logs in one case, points to user mistakes – pressing the accelerator instead of the brake pedal to be precise.

Now a Model X owner has filed a lawsuit against Tesla in the U.S. District Court in the Central District of California and he is seeking class action status based on other previously reported cases of alleged autonomous acceleration events in Tesla’s vehicles.

Tesla responded to the suit quite strongly in a statement claiming that not only the vehicle was not at fault, but also that the owner, a famous actor and singer in South Korea, “threatened to use his celebrity status in Korea to hurt Tesla unless [the company] agreed to make a financial payment and acknowledge that the vehicle accelerated on its own.” expand full story


Tesla Model X Stories December 23, 2016

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Launch control, an electronic aid to assist drivers in accelerating from a standstill, has been known to sometimes have a negative effect on vehicles if used too often. It can result in premature wear of components due to the high stress placed on them. Some performance car manufacturers either limit the power after a predetermined number of launches, or they void the warranty after a certain limit.

Earlier this year, Tesla introduced its own version of launch control, ‘Launch Mode’, for the performance versions of its vehicles – a first in a production electric car. Now we learn that Tesla is limiting its own launch mode in a similar way, which is something owners were widely unaware of, and some may find their power output permanently limited due to the situation. expand full story

For Tesla Model X owners, the Mars/SpaceX-themed Easter Egg wasn’t the only hidden feature in the latest update that the automaker started to push this week. For Christmas last year, Tesla programmed the lights and Falcon Wing doors on three Model Xs to do a light show to the sound of the Wizards in Winter by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

At the time, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the program will be an Easter Egg in the Model X, but it was never there until this week’s update. expand full story

Tesla Model X Stories December 22, 2016

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Today, Consumer Reports released its 2016 list of Car Brands Ranked by Owner Satisfaction through an analysis of over 300,000 vehicles from their annual survey. Tesla topped the list again with 91% of owners saying that they would buy again – significantly more than the second best brand, Porsche, with 84% and way out in front of the pack in the 70’s… expand full story


Since the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, the pound has lost more than 15% of its value against the dollar and retailers selling imported products have had to adjust their pricing. Tesla is no different, and the company has started warning potential customers in the UK about an impending price hike. expand full story

Tesla Model X Stories December 21, 2016

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Today, Tesla started gradually pushing a new software update with a few new features that will work with all vehicles. It’s not the v8.1 with the important UI changes that Tesla owners are waiting for, but there are new features that some might enjoy, especially an update to the Supercharger listing in maps and the ability to assign driver profiles to dedicated key fobs. expand full story

Tesla Model X Stories December 19, 2016

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Turkish Tesla Model S and X owners, as well as Model 3 reservation holders, held their second annual meeting this weekend and for the occasion, they made a plea to the automaker and CEO Elon Musk to expand in the country with service centers and Superchargers. expand full story


Tesla Model X Stories December 18, 2016

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Last month, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the automaker’s anticipated v8.1 software update, which is expected to fix several user interface problems and add Autopilot functionalities, will be ready to be pushed to the fleet within “about three weeks.”

Three weeks have passed, and Musk reassured Tesla owners last night that they are “getting close” and that Tesla’s software team is working seven days a week to get the update out. expand full story

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