Tesla will show us the Model X prototype by the end of the year

Article by Christian A., on May 28, 2011

Tesla revealed plans to end production of the Tesla Roadster this December in a filing that it submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. However, the remaining inventory of Tesla Roadsters will continue to sell in the first half of 2012.

Tesla also said that it will unveil a prototype of the Model X crossover by the end of 2011. Tesla said that the Model X is functional like a minivan but will have the appeal of a sports-utility vehicle.

It also said that the electric powertrain designed for the Tesla Roadster offers the “foundational technology for the Model S, the Model X and for electric powertrain components” that Tesla has “has begun selling to Daimler and its affiliates that (Tesla) intends to sell to Toyota."

In late 2010, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the Model X, a battery-powered crossover, will be introduced in 2014 – roughly two years after the midsize Model S sedan is scheduled to be launched in the middle of 2012.

Last summer, Tesla told investors (before the IPO) that it plans to make four derivatives from the Model S platform. The midsize sedan is the initial car. A convertible, a van, and a crossover/SUV will follow. Tesla implies in its latest SEC filing that the Model X is the product of combining plans for the van and the crossover.

The filing also states that Tesla needs funds to develop the Model X and so it plans to offer 5.3 million shares more to the public.

Tesla has shipped about 1,650 Tesla Roadsters to over 31 countries. With regards to the Model S sedan, Tesla said that several “drivable prototypes” have already been completed and that deliveries will start in mid-2012.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

In 2014, Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations revealed the F-Type Project 7. At that time, it was said to be the fastest accelerating road car carrying a 5.0-liter Supercharged...
by - May 29, 2017
There is an ongoing rumor going around the automotive community, and it’s aimed at BMW. The rumor? The German marque has reportedly axed the i5 Electric vehicle concept. These supposed...
by - May 29, 2017
Volkswagen's yearly Worthersee affair that happens in Austria is considered a hotbed for all types of cars from the German company's long and renowned history. Most of the gathering features...
by - May 29, 2017
Behold, the Rolls-Royce Sweptail! The Sweptail is probably the biggest two-seater car that has ever been built. It may look odd at first glance, and you may not be fond...
by - May 29, 2017
BMW just keeps on getting bigger and bigger, in terms of their lineup I mean. Just after unveiling the 8 Series Concept, they are now teasing us with an M8...
by - May 29, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries