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Electric car maker Tesla has unveiled a new model it believes could be a game-changer for battery-powered vehicles.

If the company is right, it could also see a shift in the used car parts market, with spare battery packs and other electric car parts appearing alongside diesel and petrol used car engines.

Called the Model X, the striking vehicle is a cross-over between a people carrier and SUV, with performance levels more akin to a supercar than what most would expect of an electric vehicle.

The seven-seater can power from 0-60mph in just 4.4 seconds and has the ability to go up to 270-miles on a single battery charge.

It also features striking 'gullwing' style doors as well as optional four-wheel drive.

Tesla, which is due to release its Model S roadster next year, is anticipating a 2014 debut for the Model X, which it also believes will become its best-selling model.

No exact pricing has yet been announced but the company said the cost will be something similar to the Model S's US pricing, which ranges from starts at around $60,000 (£38,000) rising to $80,000 (£51,000).