Tesla Model X Has 20,000 Reservations, More To Come

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
tesla model x has 20 000 reservations more to come

Despite attempts to discourage would-be owners from reserving a copy of the upcoming Model X, Tesla has some 20,000 customers on its waiting list for the gullwinged SUEV.

Gas 2 reports a total of 20,159 reservations have been made thus far since 2012, 12,000 of which were made through March of this year. Out of those figures, around 14,000 belong to customers in the United States, while Europe and the Asia Pacific hold just 25 percent.

That said, it may be a long wait. The assembly line, currently going through upgrades to assemble 3,000 vehicles per week, must be shared with the Model S. The publication says that if the split were 50/50, it would take Tesla over a year to clear the backlog that could hit 25,000 by the time production begins early next year.

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    Since my first car was a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme (in Sherwood Green!) built at Fremont, California does that mean my firstcar was a PreTesla?

  • Ronnie Schreiber Ronnie Schreiber on Sep 12, 2014

    Anyone know how much it takes to reserve a Tesla Model X? Elio Motors says they have about 30,000 reservations for their little three wheeler.

    • DeeDub DeeDub on Sep 12, 2014

      $5K in the US according to their website. An equivalent amount in other countries for the base model, and a whole lot more for the "signature" model.

  • VenomV12 VenomV12 on Sep 12, 2014

    Said it before and I will say it again, Teslas are just overpriced and impractical. If you can't own one without having to own another car to make up for its deficiencies then why own it? The entire point of owning an electric car should be to save money and this vehicle is the complete opposite. It is significantly more expensive than an equivalent car and you either need to own another car or rent one to be able to make up for its limitations. Like I have said, I would rather own a Leaf and a Lexus RX/ES rather than buy a Tesla, it would make more sense and it would actually save you money. This is a car for people that think $5,000 handbags are a good idea.

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    • Mcs Mcs on Sep 13, 2014

      @VenomV12 >> 30 plus minutes to get 150-180 miles of charge ... The last time I took a long road trip in a car was about 7 years ago, but I still remember a few things. First of all, I can't last driving 6 hours straight without stopping. I think I was good for about an hour to hour and a half. That means a much shorter charging time - maybe 15 minutes. So I stop, plug the thing in, head to the bathroom, then stand in line for coffee. About 15 to 20 minutes, then my car is charged and I can leave. The ICE driver, after he gets his 15 to 20 minute break, either still has enough gas to skip the line at the pumps, or he has to go over to the pumps and fill up, which means he's actually slower than the EV driver. Another thing that I remember about my road trips of past is that I always rented to keep the miles off of my cars. If I need a rental in a hurry, I have a Hertz 24hr instant rent key fob. If I fly, it's about 10 miles to the municipal airport, or if I go commercial, the livery service comes in gets me in one of their new S Classes.


    I have a 1972 Oldsmobile Toronado hybrid. It runs on gas and oil! Paid off twenty years ago; 14 mpg fine-tuned; 350 SAE gross horsepower and style beyond any of the greenbean cars today. Insurance is $65 per year. It does have one electric car update- a 1976 Toronado GM HEI system! I always wanted to park a Prius in my engine bay!