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Tesla cancels Model S Plaid+ with 836 km range, Elon Musk says original Plaid is 'just so good'

Tesla claims that the original Model S Plaid is the quickest production car ever made of any kind with the ability to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under two seconds.

Auto Elon Musk cancels Model S Plaid+ with 836 km range-VPN
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San Francisco, First Published Jun 7, 2021, 1:07 PM IST
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Tesla has shelved plans to build the Model S Plaid+, the company's highest-end model with a reported range of 520 miles (836 kilometres) on a single charge.

Tesla had unveiled the Model S Plaid+ model during the company's Battery Day event last year. The production of the model was supposed to start this year but had to be rescheduled to 2022.

On Sunday, however, Tesla founder Elon Musk took to Twitter to finally announce that the Plaid+ has been shelved.

 

 

No need, as Plaid is just so good, Musk said on the micro-blogging site.

Tesla claims that the original Model S Plaid is the quickest production car ever made of any kind with the ability to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in under two seconds. The Model S Plaid has a top speed of 321 kmph and an estimated range of 627 km on a single charge.

Tesla expects to start delivering the Model S Plaid to its customers starting June 10.

India arrival soon?

Meanwhile, speculation is rife that the entry-level Model 3 could be Tesla's maiden product to be launched in India. 

According to media reports, Tesla is planning to introduce the Model 3 in the coming months for testing and ARAI approvals.

In the US, the Tesla Model 3 is available in three variants -- Standard Plus, Long Range AWD and Performance. 

The Standard Plus model has a top speed of 225 kmph and a range of 423km. The Long Range AWD has a top speed of 233 kmph and a 568 km range. The Performance variant of the Tesla Model 3 has a top speed of 261kmph and a 507km range.

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