Tesla reveals Model X SUV with falcon wings
At a press event in Los Angeles, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk shows off the company's new Model X sport utility vehicle. Musk says the new SUV will use the same electric power train as the Model S full-size sedan.
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>> Speaker If you look at the view from the front, it looks really awesome. They're called falcon wing doors because it looks like a falcon in flight. And the problem with the gull wing door is because it doesn't have a double bulb arcs out way too far and you can't open the door properly. If you're parked in a tough spot, you can't open the door. So you lose the functionality of a minivan. Minivans are great because they've got that sliding door that would just come out and side and be sitting here. This is actually easier to get into than a minivan. You can practically fit two steamer trunks in the back of the car. If you take a look at say something like the Q7, what you're really faced with with an SUV is you need to have seven passengers or luggage, but not both. And here this has a tremendous amount of leg space and there's a trunk in the front. The first order of business of safety is don't have an accident. So this will allow you to maneuver away from an accident better than anything else. This car actually has a crumple zone that is two to three times longer than any other car, because there's no engine. We can absorb all the impact energy over a much greater distance and you will not be forced to shove a giant engine block through your chest, which is what a car otherwise has to do. Those are the key points of the Model X. Music