2016 Tesla Model X SUV release date set for second half of 2016; Owners could get $25,000 tax break


Car enthusiasts may be delighted to find out the upcoming vehicle from Tesla Motors, “2016 Model X” may become eligible for the popular “Hummer deduction” that gives the owners a tax break.

Based on Autoblog, the automaker has confirmed that Model X has the weight of 5,441 pounds that most likely will exceed the 6,000-pound mark in its Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. This qualifies the unit for Section 179 tax break of up to $25,000 from the federal government. However, there are certain rules to be followed including the requirement for the vehicle to be used for business as an integral part of furnishing transportation.

The report added that Tesla’s Alexis Georgeson has acknowledged the incentive but advised that, “Tesla always encourages its customers to consult with their personal tax accountant as each individual’s tax situation may be different and Tesla does not guarantee this deduction.”

For those who may purchase Model X for personal use, they can avail of the normal $7,500 tax break.

With the launch last September 29, Tesla describes Model X as the “safest, fastest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history” and “the SUV uncompromised” for consumers who are both looking for speed and comfortability.

It has a standard all-wheel drive and is equipped with 90 kWh battery that provides 250 miles of range with the acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 3.2 seconds. The internal can seat up to seven adults while leaving a lot of room for gears.

It will be offered in two variants P90D Signature and P90D Founder that both feature the famed “falcon wing” doors first seen in Model S.

Meanwhile, the Safety First Design lists that the battery is floor-mounted in order to lower the center of gravity and prevent the risk of rollover. It also has medical grade HEPA filter, active sensors for braking and collision, front trunk for absorbing possible impacts and battery support for side impact protection.

Pre-orders can now be made with the delivery window slated for the latter half of 2016.