Yes, we already knew Tesla’s first SUV, the Model X, is coming in September, but now — thanks to Twitter-happy CEO Elon Musk — we know the exact date: September 29.
“First production cars will be handed over on Sept 29 at our Fremont factory,” Musk tweeted Wednesday.
First production cars will be handed over on Sept 29 at our Fremont factory
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 2, 2015
That means that folks who pre-ordered the vehicle will be tweeting like crazy enjoying their first rides in the Model X on that date. If you’re looking to order a Model X now, you’ll receive it in early 2016.
The news comes days after Tesla opened up a configurator for the Model X, letting early customers spec out their vehicle. The top-level, Signature Series Model X (let’s face it, you’re not interested in any other model) costs $132,000; deck it out with additional goodies, such as Ludicrous Mode (the one that lets you speed from 0 mph to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds), and the price can go up to $143,750.
The tweet came soon after Musk revealed that the company’s first affordable, compact vehicle, the Model 3, will be available for pre-order in 2016, with production starting in two years.