Tesla currently makes some of the fastest accelerating cars in the world today, and they are all electric. Having bought a Model S before, the Ambani family has added the Model X SUV to their garage as well.
Tesla, Inc is one of the most well known and forerunners in the EV segment. The US-based automaker was the first brand that launched only electric vehicles, and arguably the brand that made adopting EVs mainstream. Granted there were electric vehicles before Tesla came, the Reva Electric and Nissan Leaf come to mind, but Tesla made electric power exciting. Most of its vehicles come with a Ludicrous mode which gives even the heaviest vehicle in its portfolio mind-numbing acceleration figures. Though the first Indian-made Tesla model is still upcoming, many have imported Tesla models from abroad already. Today we take a look at the Ambani family’s Tesla Model X.
The Ambanis are the richest family in Asia, and they have a huge collection of exotic vehicles. A few names in the garage include the Rolls-Royce Cullinan Black Badge and the new Phantom, Bentley Bentayga, and the old Maybach 62. The Ambanis had previously bought a Tesla Model S 100D a few years back, and the pictures from autoaddictsofmumbai suggest that they have added the Model X to their expansive collection as well. The Model X is the SUV body type of the Tesla family, with its signature feature being the rear falcon doors which open as if not more dramatically as it sounds. The Model X is powered by a 100 kWh battery pack that drives two electric motors, one for each axle. In the US it comes in two variants, with the Long-Range version giving nearly 600 kms of range on a single charge while the Performance version has a 0-100 of 2.6 seconds which is one of the fastest times for an SUV. Not bad for an over 2-tonne SUV.
If you want to buy a Tesla but do not go through the hassles of importing one, then you’ll be happy to know that the company has formally entered the Indian market as they have registered a company in Bengaluru as 'Tesla India Motors and Energy Private Limited'. Furthermore, the Karnataka CM has officially announced that the production facility will be set up in the state. The company already have appointed Venkatarangam Sreeram (Bengaluru-based start-up entrepreneur), Vaibhav Taneja (Chief Accounting Officer), and David Feinstein (Global Senior Director of Tesla) to head its operations in India. Production should start by the end of 2021 at the earliest.