Tesla Model S faces another delay – here’s when you’ll have yours
There is bad news for future Tesla Model S Plaid owners: the next electric sedan is delayed. Not a lot, but that means the first models won’t ship until June 10.
With the Model S Plaid “delivery event” initially slated for June 3, this isn’t a particularly serious delay. Certainly not when you consider that the car was originally due to arrive in August or September.
The news was confirmed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Twitter, claiming that the Model S Plaid “needs a week of more modifications.”
Delivery of the Model S Plaid has been postponed to June 10. Still requires a week of tuning. This car looks like a spaceship. Words cannot describe limbic resonance.May 29, 2021
It’s unclear what the modification might be, but given that Tesla only delayed the car for seven days, that suggests it’s not that big of a deal. Considering the delays experienced by other Tesla cars in the past, seven days is barely a failure on the schedule.
After all, the second generation Tesla Roadster was officially first announced at the end of 2017. And that was after several years of Tesla hinting that another version of the electric sports car might be on the way. As it stands, the 2022 Tesla Roadster is not expected to arrive until next year.
Unfortunately, the delivery date of the Model S Plaid being advanced means that the Model S Plaid Plus is not available at this time. The upgraded version of the car isn’t expected until the middle of next year, although the pre-order option has been greyed out since Tesla moved the delivery date of the Model S Plaid.
The S Plaid model still has a lot to offer. A range of 390 miles per charge, a top speed of 200 miles per hour and a 0-60 time of 1.99 seconds (with deployment). Plus all the usual luxury features you would expect from a Tesla and an infotainment system that promises a premium gaming experience as cars now play video games.