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Tesla plans to deliver Model S Plaid in June after months of delays

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Elon Musk said in a tweet on Thursday that Tesla will hold a “delivery event” at the company’s Fremont, California, factory on June 3 for the long-delayed Model S Plaid.

Specifically, he wrote: “Tesla Model S Plaid delivery event June 3 at our California factory. Fastest production car ever 0 to 60mph in under 2 secs.”

The Model S Plaid is an updated version of the company’s flagship battery electric sedan, which has been in production since 2012.

Musk and Tesla first promoted and promised Plaid versions of the Model S, Model X SUV and Tesla Roadster in September 2019. At that time, the CEO told his tens of millions of Twitter followers that a Plaid powertrain was about one year away from production.

Tesla drew criticism when it revealed the interior of the Model S Plaid during an earnings update in January this year. The design includes a steering yoke option, in lieu of a round steering wheel. Steering yokes are more appropriate for the race track than everyday vehicle use, in part due to steering ratio and because average drivers need to frequently reposition their hands on the wheel.

During that quarterly earnings call, Musk said that the Model