We have known for some time that the Model X will ship in September. We now have an actual date as Tesla has sent out invitations to the official launch of the Tesla Model X.
The shadowy Model X Delivery Event invitation simply depicts the crossover in silhouette with its characteristic vertical, dual-hinged “Falcon doors” deployed and LED daytime running lights glowing. The event will be held at Tesla’s Fremont, California, factory at 7 p.m. PT on September 29, which lines up with an earlier confirmation that the Model X will reach the first customers by September 30.
Expect a rock show style launch from California next Tuesday.
The fully electric Model X will be Tesla’s third production vehicle, following the Lotus based Roadster and the Model S. The X will use a version of the electric all-wheel drive power train found in the “D” versions of the Model S, but with a taller chassis wrapped around it and a more robust suspension beneath and interesting rear doors.. Width and wheelbase will be identical. We expect that the taller, heavier SUV’s range will be about 10 percent lower than the S’ stated 230- to 265-mile estimates.
Mark your calendars, EV fans. We’ll be there delivering all the details of the launch.