Tesla-Press-GullwingYes it has arrived! Tesla just officially launched its production Model X electric car. At long last, Tesla has begun delivering vehicles to customers at its factory in Fremont, California. It’s been three and half years since Tesla originally announced the Model X crossover. This is the automaker’s third vehicle – and now it’s finally here. Elon Musk also announced some surprising new details at the event: the Model X is the “safest SUV ever,” it has an air filter 10 times larger than most cars’, and it has a “bioweapon defense mode” button… really makes you stop and think for a second. What does Musk know that the rest of us don’t? It can also travel 250 miles on a single charge, and it rockets from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds.

Falcon Wing doors allow easy access to second and third row seats from even a tight parking space, while traditional SUV doors or Minivan sliding doors would not grant any access.

With only a foot of clearance on either side, Falcon Wing doors articulate smoothly up and out of the way, allowing passengers to enter from both front and rear directions. The side and overhead opening is so large that parents can buckle children in without ducking or straining and without bumping their child’s head on the roof.