Tesla says its new Model X crossover SUV is faster than a Porsche Carrera. The seven-seater is said to clock a 0-to-60 time of 4.4 seconds. That’s a pretty quick mover and according to a recent release from the company, it’s not the only thing that’s moving fast.
According to the statement, one day after the company unveiled the Model X in a splashy webcast, advance sales of the all-electric crossover SUV exceeded $40 million. Not bad for a ride that won’t even go into production until the end of 2013 and won’t show up in showrooms until early 2014.
The debut created a load of media attention for Tesla and resulted in the Model X being the third most searched term on Google. On the night of the debut, traffic to teslamotors.com increased 2800 percent. Two-thirds of all visitors were new to the website.
But not all that attention went to the Model X. Tesla says that reservations for the company’s new Model S sedan were also up 30 percent.