I’ve written about Tesla’s before. Tesla is my favourite favourite car company, and I consider Musk to be a great man.
You see, Elon Musk strives to be extraordinary. Be it SpaceX, SolarCity or PayPal, he has proved, and is still proving, that impossible means nothing. He is one guy who doesn’t mind spending a billion dollars on a mission whose probability of success is under 10%. And this guy is not okay with anything less than perfection.
At the Model X launch, Elon talked about air-filters. Yes. He, in fact, presented some research he did regarding life-expectancy decrease due to polluted air in cities. Later he introduced the Model X air filter that is absolutely huge compared to any ordinary car’s filter. Then he said: “…air cleanliness levels comparable to a hospital operation room.” I was baffled.
The Model X boasts a lot of features unheard of in a car, let alone an electric car. Be it the Falcon Wing doors, or the insane safety levels, the Model X is one amazing car. It is a very powerful SUV: 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds on the P90D Ludicrous upgrade. And of course, it costs more than a few kidneys, with the top spec at upwards of $140,000.
All that is cool. The Model X is meant to be a super premium SUV made for people who want to pay that price for saving the planet. Still, it is a car that’ll stir competition.
In a few years, we will surely see more electric cars on the road. The Model X just adds to the impact created by the Model S sedan. It is yet another car that will force competitors to build more powerful, yet eco-friendly, cars. Musk’s idea of a self sustaining planet is essentially the driving force behind everything that Tesla does, and it will soon be the driving force for many other manufacturers who will be forced to follow the same path.
As for the electric car industry, it is growing. The Model X is a step in the right direction, and we can expect a lot more following it.
That is that.
If you get the slightest amount of time, or you want to learn more about the car itself, watch the launch event video on Tesla’s website (embedded below). The video shows two opposing attributes. Musk is the man behind the car and he and his team have built a car no other company could produce so meticulously. On the other hand, Musk really sucks at presenting. The frequent pauses in his speech and the lack of words just makes him looks a bit less confident. The event was, according to VentureBeat, a PR and Marketing disaster.
But who really cares? The Model X will still sell, propelled by its own confidence.