Leading electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Inc. (TSLA) has cancelled production of the longest-range Model S Plaid. This was announced by the company’s founder and chief executive Elon Musk through a twitter post.
“Plaid+ is canceled. No need, as Plaid is just so good,” Tweeted Musk.
The cancelled model would have been Tesla’s highest-end model with a driving range of 520 miles. The Plaid+ was unveiled last year during a battery event for the company.
In the event, Musk said the model would adopt its next generation 4680 battery cells. Production of the Plaid+ was supposed to start at the end of this year however, Tesla pushed this to next year.
In an additional tweet, Musk calls the Model S Plaid as the quickest production car ever made of any kind. Citing the company’s website the car goes for $112,990.
According to the website, the Model S Plaid can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 1.99 seconds. The car has a maximum speed of 200 miles per hour and an estimated range of 390 miles.
Tesla was scheduled to unveil the Model S Plaid on June 3 however, this has been postponed to June 10.