The 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid is a powerful electric car with advanced technology, high performance, and long range. To help readers better understand what sets the Model S Plaid apart from other electric cars on the market, this article will take a closer look at the vehicle’s engineering, handling, interior, and technical features.
Design Tesla Model S Plaid
a Model S With features such as a front splitter, rear diffuser, and active rear spoiler specifically designed to improve aerodynamics and reduce drag, the Plaid’s design is both striking and practical. The car has a sporty, aggressive aspect from its low, wide stance and a modern, futuristic look from its sleek lines and sharp angles.
Driving Performance Tesla Model S Plaid
The Model S Plaid’s advanced powertrain and suspension provide drivers with a remarkably quick and smooth driving experience. The vehicle’s three electric motors not only keep the car stable and firm on the road but also deliver high torque and precise control. The Model S Plaid also features Tesla’s “Plaid Mode,” a unique performance setting that improves the car’s handling and acceleration.
Interior Tesla Model S Plaid
The Model S Plaid’s interior is cozy, spacious, and technologically advanced. The vehicle features a spacious interior with plenty of room for passengers and luggage, as well as a range of high-quality materials and finishes that give the vehicle a refined and elegant look. The vehicle also features a touchscreen infotainment system with a 17-inch display that serves as the central control panel for all of the vehicle’s functions and controls, including the climate, entertainment, and navigation systems.
Technology Tesla Model S Plaid
The Model S Plaid’s performance, range, and safety have been enhanced by a number of state-of-the-art advanced features. The vehicle’s advanced driver assistance technologies and advanced powertrain and battery management systems work together to provide drivers with a safe, reliable, and efficient driving experience. The latest version of Tesla’s Autopilot system, which enables semi-autonomous driving and offers a range of advanced driver assistance features including automatic steering, braking, and acceleration, is also included in the Model S Plaid.
Pros Model S Plaid:
- Exceptional power and acceleration: The Model S Plaid’s advanced powertrain and three electric motors provide instant torque and precise control, resulting in a fast and powerful driving experience.
- Long-range battery: With a range of up to 390 miles on a single charge, the Model S Plaid has one of the longest ranges of any electric vehicle on the market.
- Advanced technology: The Model S Plaid features a range of advanced technologies, including Tesla’s latest Autopilot system, which allows for semi-autonomous driving and provides a range of advanced driver assistance features.
- High-quality interior: The Model S Plaid’s interior is designed to be comfortable, spacious, and luxurious, with a range of premium materials and finishes.
- Advanced design: The car’s sleek and aerodynamic design not only looks great but also helps to improve the car’s performance and range.
Cons Model S Plaid:
- High cost: The Model S Plaid is one of the most expensive electric vehicles on the market, with a starting price of around $140,000.
- Limited charging options: Tesla Superchargers are the most convenient charging option for Model S Plaid owners, however, availability of these charging stations can be limited in certain areas.
- Heavy weight: The Model S Plaid is a large and heavy car, which can affect its handling and acceleration.
- Firm ride: The car’s advanced suspension system is designed to improve handling and stability, however, it can be stiff and uncomfortable for some drivers.
- Limited availability: Tesla vehicles are only available in a select few countries and some areas may have a limited number of Tesla dealerships.
The 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid is a powerful electric sedan with incredible performance, range, and features all around. The Model S Plaid is a car that truly pushes the limits of what’s possible with electric cars with its advanced engine, long-range battery, and cutting-edge technology. The Model S Plaid is guaranteed to excite you, whether you’re looking for a fast and powerful car for the track or a comfortable and effective car for your daily commute.
|Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h||2.1 sec|
|Top Speed||322 km/h|
|Electric Range||535 km|
|Total Power||760 kW (1033 PS)|
|Total Torque||No Data|
|Battery and Charging|
|Battery Capacity||95.0 kWh|
|Battery Useable||90.0 kWh|
|Charge Port||Type 2|
|Port Location||Left Side – Rear|
|Charge Power||16.5 kW AC|
|Charge Time (0->535 km)||6h30m|
|Charge Speed||83 km/h|
|FC Port Location||Left Side – Rear|
|Fastcharge Power (max)||250 kW DC|
|Fastcharge Time (54->428 km)||28 min|
|Fastcharge Speed||800 km/h|
|EVDB Real Range|
|Vehicle Consumption||168 Wh/km|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/km|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||1.9 l/100km|
|Rated Consumption||No Data|
|Vehicle Consumption||143 Wh/km|
|CO2 Emissions||0 g/km|
|Rated Fuel Equivalent||No Data|
|Vehicle Fuel Equivalent||1.6 l/100km|
Rated = official figures as published by manufacturer. Rated consumption and fuel equivalency figures include charging losses.
Vehicle = calculated battery energy consumption used by the vehicle for propulsion and on-board systems.
|Real Energy Consumption Estimation between 119 – 231 Wh/km|
|City – Cold Weather *||180 Wh/km|
|Highway – Cold Weather *||231 Wh/km|
|Combined – Cold Weather *||202 Wh/km|
|City – Mild Weather *||119 Wh/km|
|Highway – Mild Weather *||178 Wh/km|
|Combined – Mild Weather *||146 Wh/km|
|Energy use for each trip will vary considerably depending on the driver and the conditions. Therefore, we have provided a range of estimates which can be useful in developing an understanding of the potential benefits of this technology.|
|Dimensions and Weight|
|Width with mirrors||No Data|
|Weight Unladen (EU)||2162 kg|
|Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR)||No Data|
|Max. Payload||No Data|
|Cargo Volume||793 L|
|Cargo Volume Max||No Data|
|Cargo Volume Frunk||No Data|
|Roof Load||No Data|
|Tow Hitch Possible||No Data|
|Towing Weight Unbraked||No Data|
|Towing Weight Braked||No Data|
|Vertical Load Max||No Data|
|Turning Circle||No Data|
|Car Body||Liftback Sedan|
|Segment||F – Luxury|
|Roof Rails||No Data|
|EV Dedicated Platform||Yes|
Home and Destination Charging (0 -> 100%)
A public charging station is required to use the highest possible charging rate. The EVSE/charging station’s charging capacity affects how long it takes to fully charge the battery. The table below shows all possible options for fully charging the Tesla Model S Plaid .
In Europe, plugging an electric car into an outlet is often as easy as plugging it into a household outlet, but there are differences from country to country. The table below shows the different ways to charge the Tesla Model S Plaid , but in some countries some chargers may not be available.
Type 2 ( IEC 62196)
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Power||Time||Rate|
|Wall Plug (2.3 kW)||230V / 1x10A||2.3 kW||46h15m||12 km/h|
|1-phase 16A (3.7 kW)||230V / 1x16A||3.7 kW||28h45m||19 km/h|
|1-phase 32A (7.4 kW)||230V / 1x32A||7.4 kW||14h30m||37 km/h|
|3-phase 16A (11 kW)||400V / 3x16A||11 kW||9h45m||55 km/h|
|3-phase 32A (22 kW)||400V / 3x24A||17 kW||6h30m||82 km/h|
Fast Charging (10 -> 80%)
If you want to enjoy driving an electric car, one of the most important features to consider is the number of miles per hour the car can travel while charged. This is called the “range” of the car. All electric cars have a certain range, even if they are 100% charged. This is because they do not have an internal combustion engine to lean on if you need to drive a long distance.
Max. Power: The maximum power provided by the charging point
Avg. Power: The average power provided by the charging point during a session of 10% to 80%.
Time: the time it takes to charge from 10% to 80%
Speed: the average charging rate during the session of 10% to 80%
Type 2 (IEC 62196)
|Charging Point||Max. Power||Avg. Power||Time||Rate|
|Supercharger v2 Shared (75 kW DC)||75 kW||70 kW||57 min||390 km/h|
|Supercharger v2 (150 kW DC)||150 kW||110 kW||36 min||620 km/h|
|Supercharger v3 (250 kW DC)||250 kW||140 kW||28 min||800 km/h|
|Model||Model S Plaid|
|Body Style||Liftback Sedan|
|Battery Energy, kWh||95.0|
|Power reserve (NEDC/EPA/WLTP), km||- / - / 535|
|Level Charging (230/400/DC), hours||- / 6.3 / 0.28|
|Electrical Acceleration, 0-100 km/h (0-62.1 mph) in sec||2.1|
|Top Speed, km/h||322|