The Tesla Model X (when it’s eventually available to the market) crossover will be Tesla’s third official all-electric model. The Tesla Roadster, launched in 2008 was a massive success and its existence promised us a bright future in the world of all-electric vehicles. The Roadster was followed by the Model S Sedan. While the Roadster utilized a Lotus chassis, the Model S was all Tesla from the ground up and it’s become the benchmark for electric sportscars around the world, solidifying Tesla and their esteemed leader, Elon Musk, as the leader in EV tech.
After several major delays, the Model X’s release date draws closer and Car and Driver have just posted a video of a production-ready Model X cruising down the highway in Palo Alto. The barely camouflaged Model X, captured by YouTube user, nbkagzw13, silently rolls past in broad daylight.
We’ve seen the Model X being teased, sketched and talked about all over the Internet countless times but this is the closest we’ve been to seeing the finished product. Sure, there have been several heavily camouflaged spy photo captures in recent months but this is the real deal.
Tesla says you’ll be able to buy one of these ‘wallet-friendly’ crossovers in early 2016 and if this video is anything to go by, they may actually be able to follow through this time and eco-conscious and EV loving buyers will finally have the bonafide Tesla crossover they’ve been waiting for.