2016 Tesla Model X front 3/4 view
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2016 Tesla Model X rear 3/4 view
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2016 Tesla Model X front 3/4 view
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2016 Tesla Model X front 3/4 view
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2016 Tesla Model X front 3/4 view
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2016 Tesla Model X front 3/4 view
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2016 Tesla Model X front 3/4 view
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2016 Tesla Model X side view
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2016 Tesla Model X side view
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2016 Tesla Model X front view
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2016 Tesla Model X rear view
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2016 Tesla Model X headlight
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2016 Tesla Model X logo
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2016 Tesla Model X wheel detail
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2016 Tesla Model X badge
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2016 Tesla Model X side mirror
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2016 Tesla Model X badge
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2016 Tesla Model X badge
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2016 Tesla Model X badge
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2016 Tesla Model X interior
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2016 Tesla Model X instrument cluster
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2016 Tesla Model X infotainment system
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2016 Tesla Model X infotainment system
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2016 Tesla Model X navigation system
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2016 Tesla Model X dash
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2016 Tesla Model X cup holders
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2016 Tesla Model X rear seats
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2016 Tesla Model X interior
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2016 Tesla Model X rear cargo area
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2016 Tesla Model X frunk
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2016 Tesla Model X graphics
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The Tesla Model X has won the "Golden Steering Wheel" award for best SUV from Auto Bild. The German publication's readers nominated and jury selected the EV for its powerful electric powertrain, "futuristic cabin," and falcon wing doors among other things. Tesla accepted the award with enthusiasm, saying, "Today, we are truly honored to announce that Model X has been awarded the Golden Steering Wheel (Das Goldene Lenkrad), one of the most prestigious automotive awards in the world." Tesla goes on to note the many challenges it faced and the updates it has made to its electric SUV. Read more at Teslarati, or from Tesla.

Renault faces a criminal investigation over diesel emissions after a consumer watchdog sent its findings to prosecutors. The French government says that now that findings from DGCCRF are in their hands, "It is now up to the courts to determine what further action to take over the suspected breaches." After Renault reprogrammed its exhaust gas recirculation system after problems with clogging turbochargers, the affected cars pass room-temperature tests, but apparently spew more NOx emissions in real-world driving. Read more at Automotive News Europe.

Norway has decided to keep tax exemptions for EVs until 2020. The country was set to phase out the VAT exemptions that made electric cars so popular in the country, but with goals for 100 percent electric car sales by 2025, the country has reportedly passed a resolution to keep the incentive in place. It will allow buyers to continue to save money on cleaner cars while allowing time for electric vehicles to reach more competitive pricing with traditionally powered cars. Norway leads the world with 28.8 percent of sales being plug-ins, with pure EVs taking a 19 percent share as of September 2016. Read more at Electrek.

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