Thursday, October 22, 2020
Tesla has a new car coming out that is available for preorder now. Just be aware, Tesla has a bad habit of missing promised delivery dates.
The new car is the Model S Plaid. That's a reference to the Mel Brooks movie, Spaceballs. It reportedly has three electric motors that give it a total of 1,100 horsepower. It also is supposed to have an EPA range of over 520 miles. And that's about as far as I want to drive in a day. (Your range may vary. EPA range tends to be higher than real-life range.)
Tesla also claims that the Plaid can do 0-60mph in less than two seconds. This is a four-door sedan we're talking about, with world-beating performance.
This would be the first EV I would be tempted to buy if it weren't for a couple of things. One, Tesla's build quality is lacking. And two, the base price is $140,000. For that I could buy two Audi S6 sedans. They won't have that kind of performance but I also won't have rang anxiety.
How do you feel about EVs? Love them or hate them? Would you be tempted to buy one if the price came down? Let me know in the comments below.