Tesla is preparing for the Q1 quarter-end push and is actively producing the refreshed Model S. Demand for the vehicle is very high and more than 150 Model S have been seen at the Fremont factory.
In 2020, Tesla completed the development of a refreshed Model S and its Plaid version, which received more than just a facelift. With the longest range and quickest acceleration of any electric vehicle in production, Model S Plaid is the highest performing sedan ever built. Both Long Range and Plaid powertrains, with updated battery architecture, are capable of back-to-back, consistent 1/4 mile runs. Long Range and Plaid platforms unite powertrain and battery technologies for unrivaled performance, range and efficiency. New module and pack thermal architecture allows faster charging while yielding more power and endurance in all conditions.
After the updates received, Model S has become a truly coveted car, the demand for which, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, is incredibly high. In a leaked email at the end of February, he wrote that the retooling of the production lines for Model S/X has already been completed and the company is aiming for full production starting in Q2 2021. However, a few lucky order-holders may receive delivery of the refreshed Model S as soon as this month.
Tesmanian received photographs taken by a drone flown above the Fremont factory, which shows that Tesla is in active production of the refreshed Model S. In addition to the vehicles spotted a few days ago being loaded onto trucks and transported to delivery centers, a new batch of newly produced vehicles was recently spotted. Over 150 Model S have been seen at the factory.
According to Musk, due to such high demand for the refreshed Model S/X, production on these assembly lines will soon return to double-shift operation, although this may happen as early as Q2.
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