The Tesla Model S Plaid + has been canceled, with Elon Musk confirming on Sunday that what becomes the most powerful version of all-electric sedans will no longer be included in production. Tesla previously said that the plaid + trim would be the fastest EV ever, even though the mere performance was only part of its overall appeal.
The S Plaid model – which has three motors for driving all wheels – fast, with a highest speed of 200 mph and Tesla says it will do 0-60 mph in 1.99 seconds. The range of 390 miles, but model-plaids + to crash significantly, with up to 520 miles promised in the EPA test cycle.
Musk confirmed the decision on Twitter on Sunday afternoon, on the grounds that the speed offered by the regular plaid trim made plaid + unnecessary. “Boxes + canceled,” Musk said, “no need, like the boxes are very good. 0-60 mph in less than 2 seconds. The fastest production car is made of all kinds. It must be felt to be trusted.”
The instructions that the plaid + version may not focus starts last month, when Tesla stop taking preorder for the car. EV was registered in the Tesla configurator for the model at $ 149,990, compared to $ 119.990 for model boxes. In addition, Tesla said that the trim plaid + will only be released in mid 2022.
Boxes + are expected to preview a new battery increase for Tesla, with a sedan that is faster used as a type of trial for Tesla technology intends to enter the new roadster. Which currently leads to 2022, after being postponed. Previous production has been planned to begin in mid to late 2021.
Roadster will be much more expensive than plaid + electric sedan trim. It has a base price of $ 200,000, although the Founder Roadster series – limited to 1,000 cars – will be sent first, for $ 250,000 each. Tesla said it and 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds the top speed of 2 + 2 roadster would be more than 250 mph.
Range, meanwhile, promised at 620 defeats, far more than other EV sold today – including from Tesla itself. Back in January, when he confirmed the delay, Musk said that “Tri-motor drive systems and advanced battery work” will be “important precursors” to allow roadster.
As for model boxes, the first delivery of the car was expected this week.