There was an electric shock for the SUV market, as Tesla Motors finally delivered the first of its long-awaited Model X vehicles – to a generally positive reaction.
It marks a milestone for the loss-making Californian carmaker, putting a second model into production alongside its Model S.
Tesla’s CEO showed off the new car at a special evening ceremony, emerging from inside the vehicle via its vertically-opening doors.
“As you guys know, it’s incredibly important that we move to a sustainable world sooner rather than later. The sooner we do it, the better it is,” said Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk.
After a series of production delays the car is nearly two years behind schedule.