Tesla Model X (2019) Guide

Tesla Model X (2019) Guide

It’s difficult to talk about EV’s and not mention Tesla. The Model X is the one with the falcon doors and Tesla’s version of an SUV. Built on the same platform as the Model S, this EV offers incredible amounts of space, light towing capabilities, impressive range and exceptional performance. Although classified as an SUV, the Model X sits within a category of its own; there isn’t anything else like it on the market. Tesla’s most technologically advanced vehicle yet, the Model X is destined to capture the attention and awe of many.

Electric Range

315 Miles

Avg Cost per Charge

£14.00

Battery Size

100 kWh

3.7Kw Charge

27 Hours

Connector Type

Type 2

Rapid Charge

Yes Supercharger 200kW

OLEV Approved

Yes

Vehicle Type

Battery Electric

Charging a Tesla Model X

The Model X comes in two different specs, the long-range version which has a battery size of 100kWh and an official WLTP range of 315 miles or the performance model which also has a battery size of 100kWh but an official WLTP range of 303 miles.

Charging times will, of course, vary based on the power of the charger; a 7kW home charger, for example, will take around 15 hours to charge from 0% to 100%, providing an approximate range per hour of 21 miles*. The total cost of home charging from empty to full, based on an electricity tariff of 14p/kWh, will be £14.

One of the core benefits of owning a Tesla is having access to the Tesla Supercharger network. The Tesla-specific rapid charging network is one of the most developed and enables first-buyers lifetime access for free, significantly reducing the costs of running your EV.

The Model X has a max DC charging rate of 200kW using one a Tesla Supercharger. Vehicles manufactured after May 2019 also includes a CCS Combo 2 adapter enabling you to connect to all other third-party networks.

Note: The Model X has a max AC single-phase output of 7.4kW and a max AC three-phase rate of 16.5kW. If you were to plug into a 22kW AC three-phase charge point, the vehicle would charge at 16.5kW.

Charging Times**:

  • 2.1kW (3-pin plug) = 48h for 0-100%
  • 3.7kW = 27h for 0-100%
  • 22kW (3-Phase) = 6h for 0-100%
  • 50kW = 80m for 20-80%
  • 150kW = 30m for 20-80%

*Based on WLTP range

**Charging times are estimates and will vary depending on factors such as the charger in use and temperature of the battery.

Benefits of owning a Tesla Model X

Classified as a BEV, the Model S produces zero emissions which results in several benefits. Road tax, Ultra Low Emission Zones and London Congestion Charge all come in at an attractive £0. In addition to regular and yearly savings, the Tesla Model S qualifies for the OLEV Plug-in car and Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grants.

Boasting over 300-miles on a single charge, the Model X will put to rest to those range anxieties, enabling you to go about your commuting as usual. Minus the emissions.

What are people saying about the Tesla Model X?

In addition to the cool aesthetics of the Model X, the vehicles focus on practicality is its core selling point, epitomised by the optional seating configuration. Available to purchase as a 5/6/7-seater and in any setting, all passengers will find themselves travelling in comfort – even those in the third row. Given the aerodynamic, almost hatchback-styled shape, Tesla has utilised every inch available in the cabin with some seriously intelligent packaging. The utility design ethos is present throughout the car, the falcon doors, for example, in appearance seem rather flashy but are highly functional, allowing backseat passengers to enter and exit standing.

Driving it is just as fun and comfortable with plenty of grip, fast acceleration (as you’d expect from Tesla) and solid steering. The Model X encompasses everything good about SUVs, including excellent visibility and an authoritative driving position. Take the strain off long motorway journeys by using Tesla’s Autopilot, arguably one of the best driving assistance packages available. Although current legislation limits the level in which Autopilot can operate, the Model X does have the capability to self-park and be ‘summoned’ – you just can’t use it in the UK, yet.

Inside the cabin, the front dash is dominated by a substantial 17-inch i-Pad-looking screen, positioned with the driver in mind. Tesla has proved to be a real trendsetter when it comes to infotainment systems with Tesla-style tablets popping up in the majority of new EV’s. Tesla’s offering, however, remains one of the best in its class. Always connected to the internet, the vehicle can receive over-the-air updates, and uses google maps for navigation. Additionally, full access to Spotify means you never have to worry about consuming all your data on long journeys. The design is intuitive, and it’s easy to use – even while in motion.

The Model X boasts a higher quality finish than other Tesla models, offering a luxurious physical experience married with insane amounts of tech. From the panoramic windscreen to doors that automatically open for you, the Model X is no conventional SUV. It’s cumbersome, airy and fun; whether you’re driving it or merely sitting in it.