On September 24, according to foreign media reports, electric car manufacturer Tesla’s Model S Plaid model has officially opened for pre- orders . This car is priced at 139,900 U.S. dollars in the United States and 1,174,900 in China. It is expected to be delivered at the end of 2021 .
It is reported that Tesla released the Model S Plaid at the “Battery Day” event held on Tuesday, local time. This car is equipped with three electric motors (more than 1100 horsepower), has a cruising range of more than 520 miles (approximately 840 kilometers), a top speed of 200 miles (320 kilometers), and an acceleration time of less than 2 seconds per 100 kilometers, a quarter mile The acceleration time is less than 9 seconds.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that this car will use the brand new 4680 battery released by the company at the “Battery Day” event. The battery has a diameter of 46mm and a length of 80mm. The energy density is increased by 5 times, the power output is increased by 6 times, the cruising range is increased by 16%, and the cost per kilowatt-hour is reduced by 14%.
It is reported that Tesla Model S Plaid will compete with the all-electric sports car Taycan of the luxury car brand Porsche of Volkswagen Group and the electric car Lucid Air of Tesla’s US rival Lucid Motors.
In addition to Model S Plaid, Tesla also stated at the “Battery Day” event that it plans to build a fully autonomous car priced at $25,000 within three years.