Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the Plaid+ version of the Tesla Model S will not go into production, as there is no reason for anything better than Plaid. More specifically, tesla’s CEO wrote: “Plaid+ is cancelled. There is no need as Plaid is just so good.”
The Tesla Model S Plaid+ would be the leading version of the electric sedan with a power of more than 1,115 PS and a range of 837 km for every charge thanks to a new generation battery. Its production was originally scheduled for the end of 2021 and then moved to 2022 but eventually the company’s plans changed and it will not be part of the range.
As for the upcoming Tesla Model S Plaid, this will be officially unveiled on June 10. It is also very likely to take the title of the fastest mass production model in history. It will have three 1,034 PS efficiency electric motors, four-wheel drive, torque vectoring, 0-97 km/h acceleration at 1.99″, top speed of 322 km/h and a range of 628 km. Its price will start in the US from $112,990 (€92,913).
In other news, Tesla has faced fierce criticism in China in recent months over how it addresses consumer concerns about the safety and quality of its cars, while also facing increased competition from Chinese companies such as Nio.
Last month, the Passenger Car Association of China announced that Tesla sold 25,845 vehicles in April representing a 27% drop compared to March.
Tesla’s stock has fallen 17% since the start of the year but has gained 230% in the past 12 months, compared with the S&P 500’s 12% and 34% rise over the same period.