Tesla Motors Inc announced the Model X a long time ago, way back in February 2012, and since then the 100% electric vehicle has been generating pre-orders by the thousands. The Model X was originally scheduled to arrive in late 2013, but was postponed until April 2015, and will finally arrive later this month. Even with many delays, pre-orders for the EV have continued to flood Tesla Motors.
Tesla Motors fans pay for Model X
A check for $5000 accompanies each order for a standard Model X while the orders for the Signature Series require a $40,000 deposit. The firm will be delivering the Signature Series first. Over the years since the Model X was first showed, the orders have seen some fluctuations, but since the time Tesla reassured the deliveries by September 29th, the orders have surged at a fast pace, says a report from Autoblog.
A member of the Tesla Motors Club, Paul Carter, has done some unofficial, but reasonably rigorous accounting for coming up with the number of pre-orders. From a lifetime average of about 24 per day, the orders have gone up to 37.2 per day. Based on this, the global number of pre-ordered vehicles has reached an estimated 26,892. Considering the high price and the fact that the final production version is still to be seen, this figure is pretty impressive.
Tesla Motors Inc Model X price starts from $90,000 to as high as $144,000 for a Signature Series, which comes with all the trimmings and includes the ‘Ludicrous’ mode that takes mere 3.2 seconds for accelerating to 60 from 0.
Model X, good value for money
Tesla Model X buyers are clearly banking on the awesome features that the firm promises will be hard to find in other vehicles. However, Bentley Motors, the British luxury car maker, unveiled this week some of the features of its upcoming ultra-luxury SUV that beat Tesla Model X on at least one point.
The Bentagya will become the fastest SUV around with a top speed of 187 miles an hour beating Model X that has a top speed of 155 mph, says a report from Market Watch. But to get from 0-60 mph the Bentagya will take four seconds. The Model X takes just 3.8 seconds to get there, and even less with Ludicrous mode.
The starting price of Bentagya, which is not an electric car, is $230,000 in the U.S., and is way higher than that of Model X with the ‘ludicrous’ upgrade. This sort of makes the Tesla Motors Inc Model X appear a good value for money.