EPA Rates The Tesla Model X Range At 250+ Miles

Ahead of tonight’s official launch of the Tesla Model X pure-electric crossover, the EPA published its official ratings of the vehicle’s range: 257 miles for the base “90D” all-wheel drive model. Meanwhile, the higher-performance “P90D” Tesla Model X is claimed to offer just 7 fewer miles of range, for a total of 250.

Jalopnik broke the news, reporting that the Tesla Model X’s 250-mile range comes in just shy of the original 85-kWh Model S sedan with its 265 miles of capacity. The 60-kWh version of the 2013 Model S, meanwhile, was rated by the EPA at just 208 miles.

For now, the Tesla Model X is expected to come in only those two forms: 90D, and P90D. Both have 90-kWh battery packs and all-wheel drive, but the “P” adds a more powerful rear motor, offering a 0 to 60 time of just 3.3 seconds. If you ever need to scoot that fast in your CUV, you’re probably doing something illegal.

Later on down the road, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the automaker’s new 70-kWh battery pack make an appearance in the Tesla Model X, likely dropping the range to somewhat below 200 miles. So far, pricing for even the 90D and P90D Tesla Model X iterations is unknown.

Aaron Birch is an automotive enthusiast and writer/filmmaker from Detroit, MI. As a rule, he only buys cars older than himself.

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