Here’s a question no one has ever asked: “How can I get an enormous van that weighs more than 6,000 pounds, rockets to highway speed in less time than it takes to sneeze, and has enormously silly doors like you’d find a DeLorean?” It doesn’t matter that no one ever asked it, though, because the Tesla Model X is amazing. Even if it is a $150,000 minivan.
(Full Disclosure: Tesla wanted us to drive the Tesla Model X so badly that we paid, ourselves, to fly out to San Francisco. From there, we paid, ourselves, for the hotel. From there, we paid, ourselves, for an Uber to the Tesla assembly plant in Fremont. Tesla was kind enough to give me a tour of the Fremont factory, and loaned me a Model X. It came loaded with a full tank of electricity. I drove it to the Gigafactory and back. We paid for our hotel by the Gigafactory, too. I think it all came down to around $1000, total.)