Tesla’s Model X Lacks No Feature But A Soul
From Fast Company
January 18, 2013 - 7:45am
As Tesla searches for its mainstream identity, we still don’t see what there is to get so excited about. As of late, the automotive press has nothing but good things to say about the Tesla Model X. Shown for the first time in the flesh at the Detroit Auto Show, it’s already a hit, with $40 million in pre-orders thus far (though to put that figure into perspective, Tesla posted a $200 million loss last quarter). We’re trying so hard to get the Model X, to rally behind the electric car that’s challenged the stubborn suits in Detroit, to fist pump a world that’s less reliant on fossil fuels. But all we see is an uninspired yuppie-mobile (do they still make yuppies?), a pornographic attempt at erotica. The DDD silicone bust line is the 17-inch touchscreen control panel. The “falcon-wing” doors are a pair of legs that stretch behind a neck. &ldq...
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