Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, set out to reinvent the car. And the Californian company has indeed shaken up the industry. As the big car makers gradually follow suit with E-mobility, Tesla forges ahead. It's already rolled out three models.
The exterior AND the interior of the Model X make it seem almost like a space shuttle.
It comes with five, six, or seven seats. Our test car has six. To get into the third row, the middle seats can be moved forward electrically.
Tesla's models do without buttons inside. Everything is controlled fairly intuitively over a huge touch-screen.
At 5-point-zero-4 meters long, the Model X looks like a mixture between a van and an S-U-V coupé. Its dimensions are very different from conventional S-U-Vs.
But despite its 2-point-zero-7-meter width, its form is elegant.
The trunk is rounded, not angular - which actually comes in handy for daily use.
We're driving the the 100D variant of the Model X. Its motors put out 386 kilowatts and accelerate it to 100 in 4-point-9 seconds. Tesla says it has a range of 565 kilometers before recharging.
All the doors open electrically, but quite slowly. This car isn't one for quickly tossing a bag into the backseat.
Tesla is currently working on solar roof panels for private homes, so that it can offer renewable energy to its customers.