Tesla Model X Case Study

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Name of the Innovation & field (product, system, environment) (1 Mark)
The Name of my Innovation is Tesla Model X. The field of this car is that it is a product. The Tesla Model X is a full-sized, all-electric, luxury, crossover SUV made by Tesla, Inc. that uses falcon wing doors for access to the second and third row seats. The prototype was unveiled at Tesla’s design studios in Hawthorne on February 9, 2012. What does it do?
The Tesla Model X car is a SUV mainly based upon the Tesla Model S. The Tesla Model X share the 60% of the same components and also is 10% more heavier. The Tesla car has an in-built navigator. Also, the car is a self-driving. The Tesla Model X is the safest, quickest and most capable sport utility vehicle
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When? Information about the design team (2 marks)
The designer of the Tesla Model X car is Franz von Holzhausen born May 10, 1968 in Simsbury, Connecticut is an automobile designer, currently in charge of design at Tesla Inc. after resigning his position at Mazda North American Operations on July 31, 2008. The manufacturer is Tesla.Inc. The production is from 2015– present. And the model years are 2016 – present. The place of assembly is Fremont, California, the Tesla manufacturing facility.
This product/system was developed in response to what NEED? (4 marks)
The need that led to the production/ development of the Tesla Model X is that the company is using it to transition into selling multiple products. The previous car, Tesla Model S, sold less compared to the Tesla Model X. Also, the Tesla Model X, was used to attract new customers, mainly women. Also, to significantly expand Tesla' s California factory's
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The Tesla Model X is considered to be an innovation for 5 ways:
"Falcon wing" doors. Lamborghinis have upward opening doors, but they are a novelty and there are painfully few Lambos in this world. Tesla takes the upward-opening door to a new level. Not only do they open over the rear-passengers — all with power, no lifting required — but they can sense how close they are to another vehicle so they don't come in contact. Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the sensors operate through the doors' aluminum skin — another innovation. The doors will cover you if you step out in the rain. And while they take a few seconds longer to operate than a common door, it's worth the wait. Blistering performance. Yes, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and others have built performance SUVs, almost an oxymoron considering that these bulky vehicles are aimed at hauling preschoolers, not ripping up pavement. Yet the Model X will blow them all off the drag strip. At zero to 60 miles per hour in as little as 3.2 seconds, it not only comes close to matching the Model S for quickness, it will have a boast no other SUV can match. The electric drivetrain is whisper quiet and has 250 miles of

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