Tesla unveils Model S Plaid with new motor technology, faster charging

San Francisco: Elon Musk-owned electric vehicle company Tesla has officially unveiled the new Model S Plaid at a delivery event in Fremont.

The Model S Plaid starts at $130,000, following a recent $10,000 price increase this week.

The Verge reported Friday that the company is claiming 0-60 mph in 1.99 seconds, quarter-mile in 9.23 seconds, and 200 mph.

“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that a production electric motor with a carbon over-wrapped rotor has been done,” the CEO was quoted as saying during the presentation.

The CEO also briefly mentioned the new Model S’s fast-charging capability to get to 187 miles in 15 minutes.

The larger radiator up front will also reportedly allow for better repeatability of the high performance and of course, the performance is incredible enough to begin with to replicate.

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Tesla’s new V3 supercharger is limited to 250 kW, but Musk indicated increasing to “280 kW, 300 kW, and eventually 350 kW” without specifying a timeline.

Musk announced that he expected the Tesla Model S to hit the lowest chance of injury of any car he tested with Plaid, which would mean breaking its record.

The rest of the presentation focused on the interior of the new Model S, which had already been unveiled but Musk went on to explain some of the changes in more detail.

The company completed the presentation with the first 25 deliveries of the new Model S Plaid, and Musk said Tesla should produce a few hundred units per week and ramp up to 1,000 units per week in the next quarter.

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