For the last few years, Telsa has been working on building an all-electric car company rolling out premium, high-performance cars. They started with the roadster which was expensive, had limited driving range, but has been beloved by enthusiasts.
Telsa Motors will start selling its Model S--a luxury all-electric sedan, later this year. Plans are to make about 5,000 of the cars by the end of 2012, priced from around $50,000-$100,000 (depending on trim level and options).
But even before the first sedans start rolling off the assembly line, they've announced their Model X, an all-electric SUV.
“We’ve created a car that has more functionality than a minivan, more style than an SUV and more performance than a Porsche 911 Carrera" CEO Elon Musk is quoted as saying.
Perhaps Tesla is going to make it after all <apologies for both the double entendre and the Mary Tyler Moore reference>.
We think the new design of both the sedan and SUV are amazing.
The new model will feature what Tesla calls “falcon wing” doors - they open up and outward. The Los Angeles Times reports that these will allow an adult to stand in the middle row and allow for the convenient positioning of a child seat. We just think they're cool.
Tesla plans to start manufacturing the SUV at the end of 2013 with sales to begin in 2014.
More photos at ABCNews.com