- Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the Model S Plaid version will have the ability to seat up to seven people.
- He shared this information on Twitter while also praising the vehicle’s ability to hit 0-60 mph in less than 2 seconds.
- It’s currently unclear when this option will be made available, with the Tesla Configurator site currently making no mention of the 7-seater option.
In an interesting development, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that the Model S can “seat up to 7 people”, sparking speculation that the company is looking to bring back the feature that once existed. In 2012, Tesla started offering a kit consisting of two rear-facing seats that would fit into the car’s trunk.
However, this option was only meant to seat children, which meant that slightly older and taller kids could not fit inside. Given this aspect, coupled with the fact that the feature didn’t quite hit the popularity charts, Tesla decided to discontinue it.
However, the tweet by Musk now goes to show that this accessory may be making a comeback. Though we haven’t been able to find a 7-seater option on the Tesla Configurator page as of yet, it is unlikely that there will be an extra row of seats built-in.
This points at Tesla perhaps making it available later, thus providing customers the option to get it whenever they want.
“The new Plaid S is our best car ever. Will be first production car to achieve 0-60mph in under 2 secs and it has four doors and seats up to 7 people,” Musk’s tweet read.
“I once did a road trip across most of US with 2 adults & 5 kids in a Model S!,” Musk clarified in a subsequent tweet.
Tesla refreshed the Model S and Model X lineups with some crucial feature additions in January this year. It will be interesting to see if and when the seven-seats option will be made available to the customers.
As of now, Tesla is yet to deliver Model S and its Plaid variants to the customers. The company recently decided to delay the release of the Model S Plaid+ version to mid-2022 in what was considered a move to push the standard Plaid and Long Range versions.
We’ve also encountered some recent confirmation of Model S cars leaving the company’s assembly unit in Fremont, California. With this in mind, deliveries of the new Model S are likely to begin any day now.