SUVs are gas guzzlers for sure, but thankfully, the price of gas has come down by a whole lot over the past year. The expensive Tesla Model X is also an SUV, which is no gas guzzler since it is an electric powered ride. However, it looks like driving the Model X in New York City is not legal – not throughout the whole city, but over the Brooklyn Bridge. After all, the Brooklyn Bridge has a 3 ton weight limit, and all of the popular pickups and SUVs happen to exceed this.
Of course, when you have expensive SUV rides that are very, very close to the weight limit, and when you add in the weight of the passengers and stuff that those rides carry, it will obviously pass the legal weight limit. The new Tesla Model X happens to come with a curb weight that is less than 6,000 pounds, but has an actual GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) of 6,768 pounds.
However, this is considered to be a feature since vehicles that are more than 6,000 pounds or three tons happen to be considered as work vehicles, and not cars, which would disqualify them for the $25,000 tax credit. Still, it does look like life will still go on as usual, but it is an interesting bit of trivia to know.