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A Tesla Falcon with Wings
2019 Tesla Model X
Base MSRP: From $81,000
- Standard Range – From $81,000
- 75D – From $82,000
- Long Range – From $84,990
- Base – From $88,000
- 100D – From $97,000
Battery Size: 60 to 100 kWh
EPA Range: 200 to 305 pure-electric miles
Charging Acceptance Rate: 11.5kW to 17.2kW, depending on battery size
Performance: All-Electric vehicle, 518 horsepower
Mileage estimate: 86-95 mpge
Price estimate: From $81,000 to $97,000
Warranty: 4 years / 50,000 miles
Drivetrain Warranty: 8 years / unlimited miles
Roadside Assistance: 4 years / 50,000 miles
2019 Tesla Model X Review
It’s a Tesla vehicle, so that means the looks are frequent as one drives along in this attention-grabbing, rolling monument to technology.
The Tesla Model X personifies cool. One of the reasons the all-electric sport utility vehicle separates itself from the crowd is its rear doors swing upward instead of straight out. With the doors open, the Model X looks like a bird in flight. Perhaps that is apropos because the Model X can certainly fly down the road.
Like other Tesla vehicles, the Model X certainly has its list of impressive qualities. Yet not everything is right with this SUV that features a low roofline and appears somewhat hatchback-like. Those unique doors are slow to open and prevent the SUV from having a roof rack or a roof-mounted cargo box. Low garage ceilings can also be a problem and best be careful opening the doors in tight parking situations.
The rear doors are cool-looking, but could steer some Model X buyers away. So could the sticker price that starts at approximately $82,000 (minus $7,500 federal rebate), more than double the price of the Tesla Model 3 sedan. The ceiling is high for a loaded Model X Extended range, roughly $138,000. The new all-electric Audi e-tron and Jaguar’s I-Pace SUVs are its only true rivals.
Performance and Battery
The standard trim model (now called Standard range) has enormous horsepower and goes 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds. Yet that is crawling along compared to the upper-level Model X (Extended range), which has been clocked going 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds, while the “Ludicrous mode” drops the 0-60 time further to a mind-bending 2.8 seconds. Note that Ludicrous mode costs an additional $20,000.
We’ve already mentioned the Model X features terrific acceleration. The 75-kWh battery delivers 518 horsepower and the 100-kWh battery generates 680 horsepower. It has three rows of seating and is capable of towing nearly 5,000 pounds.
Charging and Range
Like all Tesla vehicles, the all-wheel drive Model X has impressive range. The Standard range model goes around 270 miles before a charge is required and the Extended range travels 295 miles. Charging times with a standard 240-volt outlet takes approximately 10 hours and just over one hour at a Tesla Supercharging station.
There are many reasons to own a Tesla. One of them is certainly having the neighbors admiringly checking out your ride when it’s parked in the driveway. Tesla vehicles are not only technological wonders, they are also sharp-looking cars that are wickedly fast. And the combination of looks and speed are a very good one-two punch to any competitor.
Recommended Charging Stations = HCS-60
Recommended Power Level of Charging Station = 48A
Vehicle Acceptance Rate: 11.5kW
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Installation was fairly simple. We purchased the 6-50 plug model, and our only complaint is that the power cord is extremely short (about 2” shorter than our previous car charging station) so we had to move the outlet to a location very close to the charging station. The ClipperCreek has a faster charging capacity than our previous GE WattStation. We checked today and it was charging our Tesla Model X at 22 miles per hour at 40 amps. We also like the longer charging cable. All in all, a good purchase.
Owns LCS-30 with NEMA 6-50 plug
Great units, this is my third (for different residences). Highly recommended and works great with my Tesla with an adapter (which allows me to share the unit with my daughters Ford).
Owns Share2 HCS with adapter for Tesla
Hi CC, Thanks for making a great charger! I love it!
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