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Batteries would have been my first guess also. Recently I've been seeing reports of a shortage that was causing Tesla batteries to be nickel constrained. With the most recent news of Tesla working with that nickel mine that was bought by the employees though my hope is that the nickel issue will be at least partially resolved.Speculation, for sure, but I think the new batteries would be my obvious first guess. And since Elon referenced initial CT's having around 300 mile range, I would go as far as to suggest that their previous hope of having the new battery size starting manufacturing at the end of the year is being pushed back about 6 months.
With the Plaid+ vehicle, there are a number of things that could be bringing about a delay. For one thing, it is far from being the most important vehicle in the Tesla lineup. While it is great for marketing and bragging rights, it is not going to be the long-term great money maker that will really solidify the company as the juggernaut that it is.
My guess on the Plaid+ is that there are other things that are distracting the company from getting the vehicle fully finished.