It was revealed not five days ago, but already Tesla Model X proved a huge success, scoring $40 million in advance orders.
That’s curious, given the fact that it is still basically in experimental phase, and is not exactly a looker. But people seem to be loving the idea of an electric crossover with falcon doors. If it keeps going like this it’ll make up for all the money Tesla lost on the Roadster.
The car actually proved so popular it nearly destroyed Tesla website on the night of the reveal. According to Tesla: “On Thursday evening, the night of the reveal, traffic to teslamotors.com increased 2,800 percent. Two-thirds of all visitors were new to the website.”
They admit, however, some of the orders for the Model X were from people cancelling their order for the Model S, and switching to the S. They apparently needed more practicality.
If you want to reserve yourself a Model X too, knowing that it will take until 2014 to arrive, it’s $5,000 for normal models, and $40,000 for ones with Signature package. That’s the down payment of course, the final price is yet to be decided. The car will be available with a 60 or 85 kWh battery.