Tesla's new $140K Model X is virus-proof, gets 250 miles per charge

Tesla's new electric SUV will protect up to seven adults from a biological apocalypse.

Published Wed, Sep 30 2015 7:30 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

Tesla Motors announce its new Model X electric SUV to much fanfare and applause last night, revealing a huge array of features and specifications that not only wowed consumers and tech geeks, but also medical professionals and doomsday preppers.

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Elon Musk touted that the Model X has a bio-defense mode that delivers "hospital level air quality" to protect up to seven passengers from airborne contaminants. The mode is powered by a medical-grade HEPA filter that "strips outside air of pollen, bacteria, viruses and pollution" that should, in theory, withstand a serious biohazard outbreak. Other safety features include an active sonar, radar and camera system which provides drivers with real-time feedback on their surroundings.

The Model X's technical specifications are pretty impressive as well. The SUV's floor-mounted 90 kWh battery ensures up to 250 miles of travel per charge, sports all-wheel drive, and the P90D model can hit 0-60mph in just 3.2 seconds with a top speed of 155 and 259 front-wheel and 503 rear-wheel horsepower.

As far as the form factor the Model X is pretty striking with its falcon-style wing doors that open like Doc Brown's Time Machine. It also sports the "largest all glass panoramic windshield" in production, and a surprisingly spacious cabin that contrast's the SUV's sleek exterior.

Since Tesla's autos are priced at a premium its no surprise to see that the Model X has a $140,000 price tag, but the company affirms that safety, luxury and performance see a harmonious union with the new electric SUV. Interested parties can reserve their Model X's now, and Tesla plans to roll out the first wave in the later half of 2016.

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