With Elon Musk’s well-publicized strategy to save the Earth (not to be confused with his strategy to save mankind… see: SpaceX) we have sat back and watched one man lay out the steps for how he plans to nudge humans off of fossil-fuels. First step was a sports car called the Tesla Roadster, next was a sedan called the Model S, each increasing in usability and in turn units sold. At long last, the date (and prices) have been released for the long-awaited third child, the Tesla Model X. Thanks to Elon Musk’s twitter, September 29th is the day:
First production cars will be handed over on Sept 29 at our Fremont factory
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 2, 2015
The Model X is the third iteration of Tesla’s electric car dream, and one step closer to achieving it’s more specific goal of waning the general public off of carbon-burning fuels. This vehicle will be Tesla’s first SUV. As you may have noticed, Elon is taking a deliberate trend with each release. The cars are becoming more utilitarian, more refined and therefore more value for less money. Reducing the world’s addiction to fossil fuels is about as lofty as goals get (except of course for ensuring the eternal existence of mankind, Elon Musk’s other goal), but creating an attractive car that seems to be beating the pack whenever it gets reviewed is definitely the way to do it. The next step in the Tesla line-up progression that will hopefully seal the deal on curing America’s discomfort with electric cars is the Tesla Model 3, which Elon also hinted at on the same day. We now have a general production date and folks, this one will truly be the people’s electric car.
Model 3, our smaller and lower cost sedan will start production in about 2 years. Fully operational Gigafactory needed. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 2, 2015
Keep an eye on Tesla with us as they are effectively succeeding at breaking the century-plus trend of using nothing but gasoline burning engines and taking one of the strongest stances yet to recognize the catastrophic negative effects that come with it.
…It’s a great time to be alive.