Tesla has recently announced that the production of the Model X crossover has been pushed back until the end of 2014 and first deliveries will begin in early 2015.
The announcement has been made by a Tesla representative to the Los Angeles Times and this isn’t a good news for you if you were waiting for the Model X. The decision has been taken in order for the company to pay back the loan to the Department of Energy Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) by 2017, five year earlier than the original deadline. The production of the Tesla Model X hasn’t been canceled and the crossover will hit the assembly line at the end of next year and the first models will be delivered in 2015.
As a quick reminder, the Tesla Model X is based on the same platform as the Model S and it’s coming with a battery pack mounted under the floor, which is maximizing the room in the cabin. The Tesla Model X can accommodate up to seven adults in the three rows of seats and access in the cabin is made easily thanks to the rear gullwing doors. The final production version of the Tesla Model X is expected to get a 60 kWh or an 85 kWh battery. More details on the model remain unknown for the moment.