Tesla’s big Model S Plaid event saw Elon Musk wield his EV megaphone

It’s a big week for Tesla, and for Elon Musk. The company held its promised Model S Plaid delivery event in Fremont, CA, last night, handing over the first 25 examples of the super-fast EV, and it was an opportunity for the outspoken CEO to make the pitch not only for Tesla, but for electric vehicles in general.

Indeed, while Musk clearly wasn’t going to miss a chance to talk up the newest Model S version – and, to be fair, with a 0-60 mph time of just 1.99 seconds, who can blame him – he also made a strong pitch for why cars like this Plaid edition are important in the broader scheme of things.

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