Tesla’s improvements to the car battery last month offer a slew of new possibilities, including improved affordability and design of its cars. In addition, the Model S Plaid announcement set the internet ablaze, the anticipated performance car bearing some exciting specs to come.
In a response on Twitter, Elon Musk confirmed that the Model S Plaid will have a structural pack, allowing the battery pack to be built into the structure of the car.
Ultimately, this production approach marks major increases in both safety and space, and they’re made possible by the new 4680 battery cell which was announced at Battery Day last month.
will plaid s have a structural pack? I assume the extra power of the 4680 cells helps?
— Whole Mars Catalog (@WholeMarsBlog) October 2, 2020
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 2, 2020
The Model S Plaid goes from 0-60 in 2 seconds, has a 200-mph top speed, and includes a 540 mile range. With 1100-horsepower and tri-motor all-wheel drive, it’s set to be one of the quickest and most powerful cars on the road, especially for an EV.
Tesla is planning to deliver the first units of the Model S Plaid by late 2021. It also announced plans to release a $25,000 passenger car in the US within the next few years.
With so many new Tesla options to choose from, consumers are going to be hard-pressed not to keep buying from the company in years ahead.