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Tesla Model X vs. Tesla Model S: What’s The Difference?

The wait is finally over, Tesla has released the Model X SUV to an expectant electric car purchasing public. Of course, it is not possible to simply march into a car showroom and pick up one of these vehicles, there is a massive waiting list for the Model X after pre-orders of the vehicle where enthusiastically snapped up. There will be no prospect of anyone without a pre-order purchasing one of these vehicles for some time, which in itself already suggests that the Model X has been a massive success for Tesla.

Tesla Model X Vs Model S

However, as the electric car manufacturer works on fulfilling all of the pre-orders that it has managed to attract, an excellent reception for the vehicle is also a necessity. As has been noted in the media, it is still possible for any of these pre-orders to be cancelled, and Tesla will thus be hoping for an excellent reaction once the dust settles on the Model X release.

Tesla’s previous vehicle of note was the Model S, still an important sedan release for the company. The Model S is a significantly different vehicle to the Model X, but comparisons between the two are entirely natural. Tesla is effectively hoping that the Model X creates the same sort of buzz as the Model S, and it is therefore informative to compare the specifications and capabilities of the two vehicles.

Tesla Model X vs Model S: Size and weight

Firstly, it is possible to make some direct comparisons between the two vehicles. The Model X is, of course, a significantly larger electric car than the Model S, yet the weight differentiation between the two vehicles is perhaps surprisingly small. The Model X weighs only around 8 percent more than the Model S, which is a pretty good achievement considering the SUV status of the vehicle.

This can perhaps be attributed to the extent to which the two vehicles share parts. The Model X will include 30 percent of the parts utilized in the Model S, which contributes to the similarities between the two vehicles. However, it is notable that this figure is significantly smaller than hoped for by Tesla in the early stages of production. When development of the Model X began, it was predicted that it would share around 60 percent of parts with the Model S predecessor.