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Tesla Model S Plaid sets new record for electric vehicles at Laguna Seca

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The Unplugged Performance team announced that the Tesla Model S Plaid, which had previously won the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race, has set a new record for electric vehicles at the Laguna Seca race track.

Randy Pobst managed to show a time of 1 minute. 28.213s during the TeslaCorsa 16 event, which took place on August 1, 2021. Tesla’s own tests of the Model S Plaid, conducted by Tesla, showed the best time of 1 minute. 29.9 sec.

The Tesla Model S Plaid is now one of the fastest production cars on this track:

  • McLaren Senna (P15) (Randy Pobst) – 1: 27.62
  • Tesla Model S Plaid with racing modifications (Randy Pobst) – 1: 28,213
  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS (991) (Randy Pobst) – 1: 28.30
  • Tesla Model S Plaid (Tesla Tests) – 1: 29.9

The Tesla Model S Plaid is powered by three electric motors (one engine in the front and two engines in the rear) with a total output of 1,020 hp. (about 760 kW).

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BMW to cease production of internal combustion engines at Munich plant by 2024

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BMW expects to end production of internal combustion engines at its main plant in Munich by 2024. This was announced yesterday by the head in charge of their release at a conference dedicated to the start of production of the electric i4 model.

According to Milan Nedeljkovic, the engines currently being produced in Munich will be produced at BMW plants in Austria and the UK, although cars with such engines will still be assembled at the Munich plant.

By 2023, at least half of the cars produced in Munich will be electrified. This concept includes both the number of battery electric vehicles and hybrids with the ability to charge from the mains. What’s more, BMW CEO Oliver Zipse recently said the company would be ready for any ban on combustion-powered cars starting in 2030.

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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y have risen in price for the second time in a month, new buyers of the base Model 3 will receive their car only by September 2022

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Tesla had already raised the price of its best-selling Model 3 and Model Y in the United States a few weeks ago, and now the company is raising prices again. Once again, the most popular models suffer. The increase was $ 2,000, however, it did not affect all modifications.

Thus, the Model 3 Standard Range Plus has risen in price from 42,000 dollars to 44,000. Interestingly, Tesla also updated the data on the lead time for the base Model 3 – new buyers will receive their electric car only in September 2022. However, it is possible to reduce the waiting period by several months if you choose larger wheels instead of standard wheels. Then you can get a freshly ordered base Model 3 by June 2022.

Tesla Model Y Long Range Dual Motor has risen in price from $ 55,000 to $ 57,000. Here, with the fulfillment of new orders for the Long Range version, it is also not easy: new buyers will have to wait for the crossover until August next year.

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Tesla is more expensive than Toyota, Volkswagen, Daimler, General Motors, Ford, BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai and Nissan combined

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Tesla yesterday released its financial report for the third quarter of this year, which recorded revenues of $ 13.76 billion and net income of $ 1.62 billion. Against the backdrop of stagnation in the industry due to a lack of components, Tesla’s report looks very convincing, which immediately affected the value of shares – they went up.

Tesla is more expensive than Toyota, Volkswagen, Daimler, General Motors, Ford, BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai and Nissan combined

Yes, the day Tesla shares added $ 10 in price and went beyond the psychological mark of $ 900. They have never been so expensive. As a result, Tesla’s market capitalization surpassed the $ 908 billion mark.

Tesla is more expensive than Toyota, Volkswagen, Daimler, General Motors, Ford, BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai and Nissan combined

There is no other company in the automotive industry that has a comparable market value. By comparison, Toyota is in second place, with a market value of just under $ 240 billion. If we sum up the market capitalizations of the most famous automakers in the world, it turns out that Tesla is more expensive than Toyota, Volkswagen, Daimler, General Motors, Ford, BMW, Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai and Nissan – with all their brands.

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