Today, by the way of checking the prices of Tesla cars, we came across a strange thing. It seems that the Tesla Model S Plaid+ appears to be no longer selectable in Tesla's online design studio.
***UPDATE: We've been informed that an mail from Tesla to its stores yesterday advised that Plaid+ is "no longer an option for ordering," due to "long lead times." Tesla stores expect to begin deliveries of the "non-plus" Model S Plaid next month after the initial delivery event.
Once you hover the mouse over the top-of-the-line Plaid+ version (shown on a gray field), the cursor turns into a 'no entry' sign and it can't be selected.
Does it mean that Tesla is no longer taking orders/reservations for the Plaid+ version, which was already delayed until mid-2022, after a price bump in March?
We know that the tri-motor Plaid version will be launched (after a delay) soon with the first customer deliveries on June 3. The dual-motor Long Range version will follow after that.
The main difference for the Plaid+ version is probably the battery, which is expected to provide a range of more than 520 miles (837 km), compared to 390 miles (628 km) in Plaid and 412 miles (663 km) in Long Range versions.
It's difficult to say anything, but maybe the availability of the more energy-dense batteries for the Plaid+ are not yet ready for prime time? There might be other difficulties as well.
|Model||Base Price||Dest. Charge||Tax Credit||Effective Price|
|2021 Tesla Model S Long Range (AWD) 19"||$79,990||+$1,200||N/A||$81,190|
|2021 Tesla Model S Plaid 19"||$119,990||+$1,200||N/A||$121,190|
|2021 Tesla Model S Plaid+ 19"||$149,990||+$1,200||N/A||$151,190|
|2021 Tesla Model S Long Range (AWD) 19"||AWD||100*||412 mi* |
|3.1||155 mph |
|2021 Tesla Model S Plaid 19"||AWD||100*||390 mi* |
|1.99||200 mph |
|2021 Tesla Model S Plaid+ 19"||AWD||140*||520+ mi* |
|<1.99||200 mph |
* estimated/unofficial values