Technology Tesla increases the range for existing Model Y EVs through an update
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You don’t have toto get a range upgrade from Tesla, at least for the right model. Electrek that Tesla is pushing a software update that improves the range of existing Model Y crossovers. The exact gains aren’t clear, but one Long Range driver said the upgrade was roughly on par with the 325 miles you’d get with a brand new Model Y.
The improvements come through code that “improves the efficiency of the motors and the climate control systems,” Tesla said in its release notes. In other words, Tesla’s “efficiency package” mentioned with the Model 3 refresh appears to revolve around software.
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It’s not certain if this applies to Model 3 owners, or whether all on-the-road Model Y examples will get the update. The Y has only been on the road for several months, so there’s a chance this could cover all existing models.
Tesla has previously improved range through software, adding 15 miles to some Model 3 versions. in 2019. Even so, this could easily be welcome — and important when range may be crucial to fending off competitors like the.
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Available for Tesla’s app and websiteSupport for 2FA has been a long time coming, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk admitting in August that the feature was “embarrassingly late.” Making sure Tesla’s user accounts are as secure as possible is important considering how connected Tesla cars are. According to its Google Play listing, the Tesla app can do anything from locating your vehicle, to flashing its lights, and even unlocking it from afar — although you can set the car to require an additional PIN code before it’ll start.