In continuing our series of looking at different all-electric vehicles (EVs) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs), today we take a look at how much electricity it takes to charge a Model X from Tesla. Before we get to the meat and potatoes, let’s take a look at the history of the Model X…

The Tesla Model X first unveiled in 2012 and first produced for sale in 2015 and has received much fanfare since. As Car and Driver put it:

“The Tesla Model X might be the greenest—and one of the fastest—way to tote up to seven people over hill and dale. As the crossover cousin to the brand’s iconic Model S sedan, the X is actually practical, with all-wheel drive, a high-tech cabin with room for up to seven, and striking but fussy Falcon Wing doors. Two models are offered, both with over 300 miles of driving range, and each one is impressively quick thanks to two onboard electric motors; the Model X also handles quite nicely for such a heavy SUV, thanks in part to the fact that its batteries are mounted in the floor, creating a low center of gravity. The cabin is snazzy and rich with technology, but those expecting outright luxury will be disappointed.” 

No outright luxury?! I would still be willing to sell a kidney for one if anyone knows a guy. The Model X is not Tesla’s best selling line of cars. With a price tag north of $80,000 for the base model, there are a limited amount of people out there who can afford it or similarly priced cars. Still, the Model X is one of the safest cars out there and Tesla has not indicated that they have any plans to cease production on the line anytime soon. Who knows…maybe one day I’ll be able to afford one!

Well…How Much Does It Take?

Okay dear readers, getting to the point now. The All Wheel Drive (AWD) 90D Model X will need 90 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity to reach a full charge. The AWD P100D Model X will need 100 kWh to be fully charged. You can use level 1, level 2, or DC fast charging to charge your Model X. Charging times for these three different methods will be 72 to 89 hours, 8 to 9 hours, and 1 to 1 1/2 hours respectively.

How Much Does This Cost?

As with all EVs, costs for electricity will vary from location to location. If I were lucky enough to own one of these beauties, it would cost me about 12 bucks a month to drive my daily commute of ten miles round-trip. If you’re interested to see how much you would spend on electricity per month if you owned a Model X, please visit our EV Charging Cost Calculator and find out for yourself!

Any of our readers own a Model X and care to comment on their car? What are some of your likes and dislikes with regard to your vehicle? Please drop by the comments section below and let us know what you think.

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