The new Tesla Model X is in for an exhilarating drive!
It's true - driving Tesla Model X accross the Brooklyn Bridge is illegal. Sure, you can drive it anywhere in the New York City, all over Manhattan or Brooklyn, on either side of the bridge, but the boys in blue will not let you cross the East River.
Namely, Brooklyn Bridge has a weight limit of 3 tons, meaning most pickups and SUVs (like Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 4x4 Crew Cab High Country, Cadillac Escalade ESV 4WD, Lincoln Navigator L 4x4, or Lexus LX 570) can't cross it, because they exceed the legal weight limit.
The new Tesla Model X has a curb weight of 5,441 pounds, but has an actual GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of 6,768 pounds. All vehicles over 6,000 pounds or three tons in NYC are considered to be work vehicles, not cars, and apparently qualify for a $ 25,000 tax credit.
Forseeing the potential trouble with the law that Model X might face when travelling to the City from Brooklyn, it's a little, just a little, funny to know that Tesla Motors is opening their very first 40,000-square-feet-showroom with offices and in-house service center in Red Hook. That's in Brooklyn.