Has Elon Musk been watching Star Wars?
The doors of Tesla’s new Model X, which was unveiled today, wouldn’t look amiss on one of the spaceships from George Lucas’s space opera.
Technically, they’re double-hinged ‘falcon wing’ doors, and of course Tesla isn’t the first company to use them. But it seems more likely they have some sinister double purpose given that they’re part of a car created by the man who suggested bombing Mars.
Their purpose is to help parents put their children inside the car. Or to allow Sith Lords to get in comfortably.
The Model X can fit seven people and can travel around 250 miles on a single charge.
Analysts say its high cost – around £95,100 – is likely to put people off, but Tesla says a lower-cost vehicle will be introduced in 2017.
The company has not yet made a profit.
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