This Tesla Model X becomes a storm reporter and survives a 210 km / h tornado
A Tesla Model X was caught in and survived a tornado in Barrie, Ontario. In addition, the electric car also filmed the entire event in Sentry mode. The tornado recorded an EF-2 rating with a maximum wind speed of 210 km / h.
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The Tesla Model X captured impressive video footage of the tornado passing just above the electric vehicle. The tornado left nine injured and damaged areas of 5 kilometers. The electric SUV remained stable but suffered scratches from the flying debris that flew in and struck the body panels.
The Tesla model’s Sentry Mode video footage shows a strong wind and several objects flying around and over the car. The video also shows that the force of the wind from the tornado is moving the parked cars around the Model X EV. Other vehicles were seen crashing into each other as a result of the storm.
However, the pictures also show that the Tesla Model X did not move at all during the storm. The car weighs 2,459 kg. Its battery pack is mounted at the bottom of the car. Thanks to this weight and the oversized design that ensures a low center of gravity, the car did not move despite such a strong wind.
Tornadoes in the North American region occur about 1,000 times a year, causing severe damage. Over the past decade, the number of tornadoes has increased dramatically in the region, due to global warming.
Tesla Model X is capable of driving at a speed of 547 km on a single charge. Heals produce 1,020 hp of maximum power and can reach 0-96 km / h in 2.5 seconds. Meanwhile, the US electric car maker is working on an updated version of the Model X. It is reportedly available in Long Range and Plaid variants. The new Model X will go on sale from January to February 2022.