Among several other announcements at Tesla’s Battery Day, the company announced one of the most exciting developments in its fastest electric vehicle yet becoming available to the consumer market.
On Tuesday at the Tesla (TSLA) Battery Day event, CEO Elon Musk announced the long-anticipated Tesla Model S Plaid, which will retail for $140,000 US, and accelerate from 0-60 in an eye-popping 2 seconds.
With a 200-mph top speed, 540-mile range, 1100 horsepower, a tri-motor all-wheel drive, and a 9-second quarter-mile, the Model S Plaid will have some incredible speed and range to offer. It has also competed well in the past, constantly neck and neck with the Model 3.
The Model S Plaid is now fully available to order on the Tesla website, and will be delivered to customers by the end of 2021. It also recently set records at the Laguna Seca, with a 1:30.3 time and, according to Musk, another 3 seconds to drop off that time soon.
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Model S Plaid includes:
Quickest 0-60 mph and quarter mile acceleration of any production car ever
Acceleration from 0-60 mph: <2.0 s
Quarter mile: <9.0 s
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Expectations regarding Battery Day have been high, as Musk himself as well as the company at large have both hyped up the event significantly. Similarly at the event, Musk told shareholders that the company “stopped counting preorders” for the anticipated Cybertruck, citing that it was tough to say what volumetric demand would be, although the truck was designed with the American market in mind.
Tesla also says it plans to launch a $25,000 US passenger car within three years.