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Now standard in the Tesla Model X: A bioweapon shield

Now standard in the Tesla Model X: A bioweapon shield

Buying a Tesla comes with some unusual perks. Like falcon doors. And "ludicrous mode." And now, protection from bioterrorists.

Seriously.

When Elon Musk announced the Model X on Tuesday in Fremont, Calif. -- Tesla's first foray into the sport utility category -- he mentioned a new feature: "Bioweapon defense mode."

"If there is ever an apocalyptic scenario of some kind, hypothetically, you just press the bioweapon defense mode button," he explained.

It's the futuristic military-grade version of the air-recirculation button that comes...

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