This model was supposed to be the company’s most expensive electric car.
The founder and head of the company Tesla Elon Musk announced on Sunday the rejection of the release of the Model S Plaid Plus electric car, the possibility of ordering which, as previously reported by CNBC, was closed on the company’s website at the end of May. Musk explained this decision as unnecessary, as the Model S Plaid, which goes into production this week, meets, in his opinion, all the requirements of buyers.
“Plaid+ canceled. It is not necessary, because Plaid is just as good,” he wrote on Twitter.
In another Twitter post, Musk wrote that the Model S Plaid “is the fastest production car ever produced” and “will pick up speed this week.” Introduced in 2020, the Model S Plaid Plus was supposed to be the company’s most expensive electric car, but its production, recalls Reuters, was postponed from the end of 2021 to 2022, and now completely canceled. The power of the promised model was supposed to be 1,100 horsepower, the power reserve when the battery is fully charged is 837 km, and the acceleration is 96.5 km per hour within two seconds.