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Tesla Model X Price, & Model 3 Plan — Elon Musk Has To Inform Lame Media

Model X Signature 1OK, it may be too much to call the mainstream media lame — it probably doesn’t have the time or money to closely track all of Tesla’s* activities and announcements in a careful fashion. (After all, it’s just a Fortune 100 company disrupting the gigantic auto industry.)

Getting to the story, though, as I wrote two days ago, a top-of-the-line Signature Model X P90D all tricked out costs about the same as a top-of-the-line Model S P90D all tricked out. But when the $143,750 total leaked, some in the mainstream media took that to mean that the Model X was waaaay more expensive than the Model S. (Whoops… unless their aim was to smear Tesla and scare people away from electric cars.)

Before things got “too” crazy, Tesla Godfather, CEO, & Product Architect Elon Musk took to Twitter to set the record straight:

Model X WhiteThere you go, the price of the Model X down the line will be just $5,000 more than the Model S… which should be expected when you consider that the X is larger, includes falcon-wing (or gull-wing) doors, and includes some spectularious second-row seats.

Apparently, he also had to set the record straight regarding the Model S. I’m not even going to search out what idiotic things were said about that, but it has been known for several years that the Model 3 is the big breakthrough car Tesla has been working towards for years and that it will be made possible with the completion of the Gigafactory. Anyhow, someone wrote or said something stupid, and forced Elon to tweet:

To clear up confusion or stop speculation regarding initial Model X deliveries, Elon wrapped up his mid-week tweeting thusly:

Would have been nice if he’d hashtagged it #stupidshorts or #stupidmedia. 😀

*Full disclosure: I’m long TSLA, because I think Elon & Tesla are awesome.

 
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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, SCTY, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB. After years of covering solar and EVs, he simply had a lot of faith in these companies and felt like they were good companies to invest in as a portion of his retirement strategy. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.

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