November 16, 2021

Tesla launches Model S Plaid with new motor tech, faster charging, and new entertainment features

Tesla has officially launched the new Model S Plaid at a delivery event in Fremont today and Elon Musk emphasized Tesla’s new electric motor technology, faster charging, and a ton of new entertainment features.

While the automaker had already unveiled the new version of the Model S in January, it didn’t go into details about many of the changes that they brought to the electric sedan.

Electrek had already revealed that Tesla was working on a new ‘Palladium’ electric motor, but now CEO Elon Musk elaborated for the first time on the new technology.

The biggest innovation is a new carbon-sleeved rotors in the new electric motors.

The CEO commented during the presentation:

“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that there has been a production electric motor with a carbon over-wrapped rotor. This is a super hard thing to do because carbon and copper have…

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