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Not a big fan of SUVs/crossovers but this is nice. Looks great, cool doors. Musk and Tesla are right on track.
 

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The biggest complaint i've been hearing about the X is that the interior will get wet when it rains. I've also heard a lot of bitch about how people in 'urban environments' will be excluded from this car because it won't be 'parking garage friendly', which i honestly don't buy. anyways, i also look at that arguement as being nit-picky; i don't see that the urban highrise market demographic will be that important for this car (especially considering that outside of NYC that market doesn't really exist in the US..... -___- )

anyways, i'm not entirely sure why they felt the need to create these doors, the selling point of this car is that it is a fvcking fully functional electric suv with very reasonable range and Tesla seems to be diluting that value by almost advertising these doors as the most important part of this car...


anyways, i still have high hopes for the brand. my tesla investment has so far put a very big smile on my face :) although for some reason the market didn't seem to react very well to this cars launch, even though it pretty much met every expectation that had been held prior to it except for one - it is cheaper than i was expecting. i really don't understand why lawl street didn't like this thing.

maybe the doors won't make it to market, i dont really see it as that big of a loss but it does have kind of a wow factor. the mechanics of it might prove to be too much of a pain in the ass maintenance wise - double hinges, and an electrical opening/closing mechanism? is all of that really necassary just for a door?
 

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I wonder if any of that will make it into the EV RAV4.
Unlikey in my opinion, since the main drive in this car is the rear motor which is built in very closely to the suspension. the battery, of course, is even more unique since it is essentially the bottom frame upon which everything else is built. this thing is closer to a ladder/body on frame assembly than the rav4's unibody construction.

but I do love their design, the great thing about tesla's architecture is that it improves so many things about the car in 'non-green' respects. i can't wait to [test] drive a model s because there isn't a car like it around that can match it's low center of gravity.

I'd like to see a comparison of the overall weight of the model s' drivetrain (batterypack, powerelectronics, e-motor and [tiny] gearbox) to that of say a bmw f10 5 series, considering the weight of its ICE, transmission, drivetrain and fueltank. I've heard rumors that the Model S is going to be 5000 lbs (lol) so i guess it does have a pretty hefty battery... so i guess it'd be even more interesting to compare the two, less the respective battery pack and fuel tank.
 
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