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Tesla drives electric vehicle solution demand. The manufacturer presents their new Model X and plan cooperation with BMW and Nissan for charging columns, German newspaper Handelsblatt reports. Tesla’s new Model X goes into production this fall. According to Norwegian news site E24, the first models might be available for sale in Norway in early 2015. Telsa Norway director Kjell-Arne Wold told them time from launch in the US to the roll out in Norway would be significantly less.

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Tesla drives electric vehicle solution demand

Published on Friday, 20th June, 2014 at 15:31 under the news category, by Sarah Winkelmann and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 1st July 2014 at 11:20.

The manufacturer presents their new Model X and plan cooperation with BMW and Nissan for charging columns, German newspaper Handelsblatt reports.

A Tesla Model X
The car's concept was presented in Hawthorne California.A Tesla Model X
Photo: NRMA New Cars/Wikimedia Commons


Tesla’s new Model X goes into production this fall. According to Norwegian news site E24, the first models might be available for sale in Norway in early 2015.

Telsa Norway director Kjell-Arne Wold told them time from launch in the US to the roll out in Norway would be significantly less.

The Model S was launched in the US in late 2012 but not until August 2013 in Norway. Right hand drive models (RHD) with a British accent have just recently arrived in the UK.

At the same time, US publication the Los Angeles Times reported in March this year that Model X production might be pushed back until late 2014.

This was announced following federal authorities’ approval for Tesla to repay their USD 465m US Energy Department loans in 2017 instead of 2022 as originally scheduled.

Earlier this month, website The Silicon Valley Business Journal reported Tesla will be coming with some user-downloadable upgrades for their Model S in the interim before launching the Model X.

These include software helping the car learn drivers‘ habits, navigation system improvements to help avoid traffic, and an underbody shield against battery piercing.

Tesla’s webpage states that delivery of new reservations is in fall 2015.  

The Model X shares much of the technology with its predecessor the S, but an optional third row of seats and the “falcon wing” doors that are hinged at the roof are new. This might make transporting ski boxes challenging, though.

Tesla’s Model X is the first electric SUV with a four-wheel drive and comes in two versions: 60kWh and 85kWh. The most powerful model will do 0-100kph in less than five seconds, according to E24.

German car producer BMW and Detroit Electric from the Netherlands have also announced new electric sports cars.

Detroit Electric’s SP:01 is a lightweight, two-seater sports car with rear-wheel drive. BMW’s i8 model has characteristic wing doors, as well as their so-termed iDrive controller for navigation, telecommunications, audio, and driving. 

But charging columns do not have an internationally-standardized connection yet, even though the electric car plugs are.

The three electric car giants Tesla, BMW and Nissan hope to collaborate on developing compatible charge columns. This could drive the demand for new products, reports Handelsblatt.

These manufacturers own a combined market share of 80% of the electric car market. 

About the cooperation, BMW technology divsion communications manager Cypselus von Frankenberg tells The Foreigner, Tuesday, that "the European market is already standardized in terms of charging columns."

"It is only Tesla that wants to standardize these. Cooperation effort wishes are only from Tesla's side," Herr von Frankenberg concludes.




Published on Friday, 20th June, 2014 at 15:31 under the news category, by Sarah Winkelmann and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 1st July 2014 at 11:20.

This post has the following tags: tesla, norway, modelx.





  
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