Report: Tesla Model X to come only in AWD
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Initial online orders of the Tesla Model X crossover/suv/tall wagon/electric SAAB, gave two options of two wheel drive or all wheel drive. The latter option has been removed. In a world where everyone and their relatives feel that an inch of snow is the death knell for driveability of two wheel drive cars, Tesla has gone the conservative route with their high riding electric car. With an electric car, the transition between two wheel and all wheel drive as options might just be a bit different and costly for the manufacturer.

More driveshafts and motors may mean that there is less space for batteries to go, depending upon the initial layout of the car. Depending upon the cost of developing the two, this may have been the more sensible option for Tesla. Is is necessary? Probably not, but depending upon how much power is available, this could come in handy and even fun on dry pavement. In the end, Tesla asserted that most customers who preordered their Model X had preordered it with all wheel drive, so overall, this move probably makes quite a bit of sense.

-By: Sawyer Sutton

Source: Carscoops

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  • Jim5437532

    Tesla model X. beat AMC Pacer for ugliest car ever made. Gullwing doors have some advantages, bet they don’t do well in snow and ice. Tesla has made gullwing doors very uncool and ugly.

    The software update that was part of the Tesla model S. recall that was supposed to “fix” Tesla’s fire hazard hasn’t worked too well. He Tesla charge connectors are still overheating, melting and burning. Some Tesla owners are claiming that the software update actually increases the fire hazard in some cases by increasing the current when a fault is detected.

    The Tesla model S. still has defects that make it a fire hazard. Tesla charger connections are still overheating, melting and burning. Tesla is Junk.

    On 1/9/2014 Elon Musk said that replacement adapters that are part of the recall would be mailed out within two weeks. A month later Tesla customers have still not received the replacement adapters that are part of the Tesla model S. recall.

    Several people have been injured by faulty Tesla charge connectors. Tesla is big on making promises and hype, but short on delivery. Tesla needs to start making safety a top priority. Tesla needs to stop playing blame games and games with semantics. Tesla needs to stop lying. Tesla needs to be proactive instead of reactive. Tesla is being a follower of technology, rather than a leader. Tesla is a greedy corporation that has a disregard for safety. The Tesla model S. is an E-Pinto..

  • Matt Beard

    It’s handy that you put that first paragraph in there as it signals clearly to any readers that what you are about to say is heavily biased and anti-Tesla. I wonder why you hate them so much!

  • Albertico

    Why do you put the same comment in every single Tesla article? I mean, could you be any more obviously biased?