Tesla Chief Elon Musk, who announced to Tesla owners in Norway the seven-seat Model X would begin production come the first-quarter of 2015 with falcon-wing doors, also hinted at the possibility of an all-wheel-drive Model S, according to car and driver.
For those who didn’t know, the Tesla Model X and Model S will share the same platform, making both cars all-wheel-drive capable an apparent formality. The electric car fad has developed into a full-blown reality as of late, and Tesla, which first debuted the Model X two years ago, looks keen to hype its SUV crossover. That said, an AWD Model S sounds like a wonderful addition to the company’s lineup.
In terms of energy, the Model X’s all-wheel-drive systems was described as neutral. In light of people wondering if it took more or less energy planting electricity through all four wheels, JB Straubel, the Head of Technology at Tesla, revealed the driveshaft, which would carry energy between the nose and tail of the vehicle, would not be an energy-sapping factor.
Exciting times lie ahead for Tesla, so stay tuned as we keep you up to date with progressions of both the Model X and projections for the all-wheel-drive Model S.