Elon Musk confirms the cancellation of production of Model S Plaid+

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the production of the Tesla Model S Plaid +, a supercharged version of the upcoming Plaid version of the electric vehicle, has been cancelled.

Musk justified by saying that the Tesla’s Model S Plaid is “just so good” that there is no need for Plaid+. However, the Model S Plaid is expected to reach customers starting June 10, 2021as planned. Musk also said the Model S Plaid is the “quickest production car ever made of any kind” capable to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than two seconds.

The model was released during Tesla’s Battery Day event last year. However, the production date was postponed from late 2021 to mid-2022. In March, its price increased from $10,000 to $149,990 and in May, Tesla even halted taking pre-orders for the vehicle on its website, prompting speculation that the Plaid+ which claimed to be the world’s fastest car might not be released. Musk’s post on Sunday confirmed those theories.

Tesla had promised that a Plaid Plus version of the Model S will have 520 miles of range and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than two seconds. It would have been the Tesla’s top-of-the-line model, with a range of roughly 836 kilometres on a single charge.

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