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Tesla’s hugely anticipated Model X gets caught on video

Published Jan 30th, 2015 11:10AM EST
Tesla Model X Test Video
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Tesla first unveiled its Model X crossover utility vehicle (CUV) back in 2012, although it’s not set to release until later this year. Given that the car is fairly close to launch it’s not surprising to see Tesla testing it out on the road and Seth Weintraub at Electrek directs our attention to new video that shows the Model X going on a test run at the  Alameda Airport test track in California.

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As you’ll see in the video below, the car exhibits the same rapid acceleration that we’ve seen in other Tesla models, although we don’t know precisely how quickly the car went from 0 to 60 miles per hour since this is from an amateur video shot by a bystander using his iPhone 5.

The Model X will come with two different options for battery packs: An 85kW·h battery that will deliver 270 miles per charge and a 60kW·h battery that will deliver 210 miles per charge. Pricing for the Model X has not yet been announced, although many expect it will be priced roughly the same as Tesla’s current Model S lineup.

Check out the full video of the Model X in action below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.