Tesla Model X - All You Need to Know!
There’s not many things the Tesla Model X is not capable of – it seats up to 7 grown adults, has state of the art technologies and is breathtakingly fast, accelerating from 0-60mph in 2.7 seconds.
There are many benefits to owning or leasing a pure-electric vehicle, particularly the Model X;
Benefits for all Tesla drivers
- £3,500 plug-in grant
- Exempt from London Congestion Charge
- Access to clean air zones, including the London Ultra Emission Zone
- Up to 35,000 interest-free loan (Scotland only)
Benefits of Tesla for business
- 100% First Year Allowance
- No car fuel benefit charge
- Reduced National Insurance contributions
- Reduced benefit-in-kind tax
- Eligible for salary sacrifice schemes
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Model X Interior features
The inside of the Model X follows a very minimalistic and clean design. Immediately evident is that there are very few physical buttons, not many screens and a simple air vent design. There’s a 17-inch portrait touchscreen that takes up almost all of the centre console and closely resembles an iPad-like tablet device.
It allows users to easily navigate through all the vehicle functions, from features such as navigation, music, telephone connectivity and controlling the rear doors to raising the suspension, moving the rear seats back and forth and changing the driving style. On top of that, the instrument display makes it easy for the driver to see what’s going on with the car – for instance, the instrument panel changes depending on whether the Model X is off, driving or charging. Since its unveiling, the Model X has won many accolades among consumers for its all-glass panoramic windshield, which Tesla say is the largest currently in production, providing maximum visibility for drivers and a scenic view of the stars and sky.
Model X storage and practicality
Buyers can order their Model X as a five, six or seven-seater. The Model X is somewhat unique to other models in the Tesla range because of the funky falcon wings. To open them, you have to push down on the door handle, and then they begin to raise up slowly and securely. Tesla have done well to make this feature as practical as possible, while still making it attractive. It allows rear-seat passengers to easily enter. And, once they’re in, they’ll have plenty of room and can close the doors at the push of a button.
The seats in the second row are individual, and each can be electrically adjusted independently of the others. If you opt for the seven-seater version, the second and third row seats are capable of folding flat, creating extra cargo space. With the rear seats folded down there’s an impressive 2,180-litres of space. If that’s not enough, there’s a extra 187-litre boot in the front.
Model X Technology and Driver Aids
The model X was the first SUV to receive a 5-star NCAP safety rating and has many state of the art technologies available designed to assist the driver such as;
- Automatic emergency braking – Detects any objects that the car may impact and applies the brakes accordingly
- Front collision warning – Helps warn drivers in the event of an imminent frontal collision.
- Side collision warning – Detects moving and stationary objects located within the side blind spots, which helps to reduce the risk of a potential collision occurring.
- Auto High Beams – Automatically adjusts high beams for optimal visibility at night.
In addition to the above safety features, the Model X comes standard with Autopilot and full self-driving capabilities. This system enables your car to steer, accelerate and brake automatically within its lane when driving. You can adjust the system to control how closely you want your car to get to the vehicles in front. Also, if you flick the indicator, it’ll automatically switch lanes for you without you having to worry about steering. Of all the systems available, Tesla’s is the one that feels most polished and secure, particularly because of how easy it is to engage with. What’s more is you get a total of 8 cameras to provide 360 degree vision for added security.
Model X Trim Levels, Power and electric range
The old 2016 Tesla range consisted of four models, the 75D, 90D, 100d and P100D. Since the 2019 updates there are two models available, called Long Range and Performance. Compared to the Performance model, the Long Range has a lower power output, but it can still race from 0-60mph in 4.6 seconds. It has a 315-mile range under the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) and a top speed of 155mph. The Performance model offers quicker acceleration, going from 0-6mph in just 2.7 seconds when ‘Ludicrous Mode’ is selected, making it one of the world’s fastest accelerating SUVs. It has a 300 mile-range.
Model X Features
✔️17” Portrait touchscreen
✔️Media using FM radio
✔️Bluetooth® and USB audio devices
✔️Access to Tesla's expanding Supercharger network
✔️Regular over-the-air updates add safety and navigation features
✔️Automatic emergency braking
✔️Smart Air Suspension for raising and lowering ride height
✔️Large Panoramic windshield
✔️Falcon wing doors
✔️Soft LED ambient interior lighting
✔️Automatic keyless entry
Where can you charge your Model X for free, and is supercharging available?
You can charge your Tesla Model X at home or at work, granted you have a wallbox installled. Tesla generally recommends buyers to invest in a dedicated Wall Connector for home recharging. The UK government offers an OLEV EVHS Grant of £500 to buyers who want a home charger installed. Business owners, company car drivers, charities and public sector organisations are all eligible to sign up, too – plus, as of April 2020 next year, there will be 0% benefit-in-kind rates (BiK) on all new and existing Tesla cars.
For motorists travelling long distance, there are around 290 Tesla Superchargers in the UK, and more than 550 Tesla Destination Chargers – each with one connector per charge point. To find the closest Supercharging location, all you have to do is enter your destination on your touchscreen and Trip Planner will automatically display the nearest Supercharging station. Although Tesla plan to develop a new, third-generation Supercharger that can give 1000 miles of charge per hour in the near future, the current Supercharger offers approximately 170 miles in around 30 minutes for the Model X. All Model Xs come with free unlimited supercharging, another USP of owning or leasing a Model X.
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