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Will an electric SUV be a game changer?

As I reported last month, Tesla will unveil the Model X — its third car and an electric SUV — at an event on February 9th in Southern California. While Tesla has been a pioneer of the electric sports car (with the Roadster) and an electric sedan (with its Model S), this will be one of the first times anyone will attempt to tackle the soccer-mom set with an electric car.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said before that he thinks the Model X will be “cooler” than any SUV or minivan on the market. Tesla teased the frame of the car in its Model X launch invite. What do you think?

6 Responses to “Will an electric SUV be a game changer?”

  1. An SUV? It always makes you think it defeats the purpose of an EV. It feels Tesla is just throwing it out there to perk interest. The problem is that SUVs are inherently heavy, by definition so the performance would be limited. Even if it was based on the Model S, it would still be a big EV. I’m not a fan of SUV, unless you live in the mountain or need the extra space for commercial reasons. It has little appeal for my needs. I”l wait till we get a roadster again.

  2. Really depends on the range of the car– the SUV conjures up an image of long road trips and tough off-road driving. Get the battery storage right and yes, could be a game changer.