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Portland drivers take a test drive in new electric ride

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Portland drivers got their chance to get behind the wheel of Tesla's newest electric car, the Model X,  at an event wednesday. (KPTV) Portland drivers got their chance to get behind the wheel of Tesla's newest electric car, the Model X, at an event wednesday. (KPTV)

Car enthusiasts get ready - the Tesla Model X is here.

Tesla motors, the California based car company known for their electric vehicles, has unveiled the latest model, and customers in Portland were able to take a test drive in the new vehicle Wednesday.

The Model X is touted to be the combination of an SUV with the functionality of a minivan but with the performance of a sports car. 

Tesla customer Asoka Diggs said he bought the car even before a test-drive.

“I can carry more and it accelerates better and it turns corners better,” he said. “It's like a better CRX in every way, and oh, it's more energy efficient and it’s more fuel efficient.”

Diggs said this car will be replacing his Honda CR-V most because of the sustainable aspects combined with the room of a larger vehicle.

The Model X, which will seat seven people, is expected to cost between $69,000 and $80,000 before tax rebates. 

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