Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk announced in a tweet that the production of the Model S Plaid+, the company’s longest-range vehicle, has been canceled.
“Plaid+ is canceled. No need, as Plaid is just so good.” Musk tweeted.
Vehicle S Plaid+, Tesla’s highest-end model with a 520-mile range, was introduced during a battery event last year, with Musk stating that it would use the company’s next-generation 4680 battery cells. However, manufacturing has been put back from the end of 2021 to 2022.
Musk described the Model S Plaid as the “fastest production automobile ever manufactured of any kind” on Sunday.
The Model S Plaid, according to the company’s website, can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.99 seconds, has a max speed of 200 miles per hour, and a range of 390 miles.
In another tweet, he stated, “Model S moves to Plaid speed this week.” He would not elaborate.
The Model S Plaid was supposed to be unveiled on June 3, but that date has been pushed out to June 10.
According to the company’s website, the Model S Plaid costs $112,990.
Plaid+ is canceled. No need, as Plaid is just so good.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 6, 2021