Tesla’s Plaid Plus Is Indeed Just Too Good To be True
Tesla is canceling its Model S Plaid Plus vehicle said Elon Musk on Twitter. Musk said the plaid model is good enough, and there's no need for a higher range.
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Before it even saw the light of day, the Tesla Model S Plaid Plus has been canceled. Elon Musk announced the news on Twitter on Sunday, June 6, stating that the automaker's Plaid model is "just so good" so there's "no need" for the Plaid Plus.
Say goodbye to the 520 miles (836.8 km) of promised range the Plaid Plus was meant to provide from 2022 onwards when it was due to be launched.
Tesla's Model S Plaid Plus had been advertised as being able to have that range on a single charge, and an acceleration from 0 to 60 mph (0 - 96.5 km/h) in just 1.99 seconds. However, as Musk's Twitter post stated "Plaid+ is canceled. No need, as Plaid is just so good."
The EV that will be available, the Model S Plaid's high-end version will cost approximately $119,900, reports CNBC. Like the Plaid Plus, it will also accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0 - 96.5 km/h) in just 1.99 seconds, and have a top speed of 200 mph (321.8 km/h). The only difference with its Plaid Plus counterpart is its lower range of 390 miles (628 km).