Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, has confirmed that the company’s updated Model S electric sedan can “seat up to 7 people” despite the fact that it hasn’t been advertised. There’s currently no option to order the car with such a configuration, either.

Such a move was first mooted when the Model S Plaid was announced in 2019 with Musk saying that there would be an option for third-row jump seats.

The same feature was available to original Model S buyers back in 2012 as well, although it was deemed to be unpopular and was eventually canceled as a result. It seems that Tesla has had a rethink, although Musk saying something doesn’t always mean that it is true.

“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.”

The jump seats will no doubt be small and only really viable for very young children given the Model S’s shape and size. But that could be enough to make it useful for some people and it could be enough to stop the need for a Model X. At least, until the children grow up a little bit!

There is still no notion to actually order this new jump seat accessory but none of the newly refreshed Model S cars have been delivered yet. There’s still plenty of time for things to change. This is Tesla, after all.

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