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 |  Feb 15 2012, 2:15 PM

Tesla Motors unveiled its Model X all-electric SUV last Thursday and announced that the order books would open the following day. That Friday, the Model X racked up an impressive $40 million in pre-orders.

The debut generated serious industry buzz, thanks in part to the SUV’s unique doors. The falcon wings, which open like gull wing doors but also fold in the middle, give the rear seat passengers the ability to stand straight up in the second row of seats, making entry and exit easier.

Tesla Model X was the third most popular search on Google on the day of the reveal, showing us just how interested the public is in Tesla’s cars. The Model S sedan also saw a 30 percent increase in in pre-orders.

With all the negative talk about EVs lately, it’s refreshing to see an electric car making positive sales progress.