Tesla electric cars will receive a new power plant with three motorsSeptember 13, 2019
Tesla electric cars will begin to equip a new power plant called Plaid. The first to receive such a serial modification is Model S. According to the head of Tesla, Elon Musk, on his Twitter, this will happen next year. According to him, such a modification involves the installation of three electric motors. Also, such a power plant will receive a crossover Model X and Tesla Roadster.
The exact prices of Plaid-modifications of American electric cars are unknown. According to Mask, they will be more expensive than existing versions, but cheaper than competitors. Perhaps the head of Tesla was referring to the recently introduced Porsche Taycan. The cost of the German electric car is 150,000 dollars.
Recently, Tesla Model S with a new power plant set a record for the famous American Laguna Seca highway (California), showing the best time among serial four-door cars. A prototype with a modernized transmission and a retuned chassis participated in the record race, which overcame the track with a large difference in elevation in 1 minute and 36.555 seconds.
In addition, Tesla is preparing for a record on the “Northern Loop” of the “Nurburgring” in the category “Fastest Four-Door Electric Car”. The best time in this category was shown by the recently introduced Porsche Taycan. The German electric car covered a 20.6-kilometer track in 7 minutes and 42 seconds.
In the near future, Tesla will introduce an electric pickup truck. The car will receive a futuristic design in the style of cyberpunk. Already as standard, the car will have two electric motors with “crazy torque” and four-wheel drive. The car will be able to drive about 650-800 kilometers without recharging the batteries.
Tesla, an electric vehicle manufacturing company, was founded in 2003. Since 2008, has been selling the Tesla Roadster. In 2012, the company introduced the Model S sedan. Manufacturer headquarters are located in Palo Alto, California.