Tesla is launching a $2,000 ‘Acceleration Enhance’ improve for Mannequin Y Twin Motor AWD autos – shaving half a second off the 0 to 60 mph acceleration.
For a couple of years now, Tesla began promoting autos with upgradable software-locked capabilities, like 75 kWh battery pack software-locked at 60 kWh or larger energy outputs enabled via software program updates.
Beginning final 12 months, they even made a few of the options instantly obtainable via its cellular app.
It began providing a $2,000 ‘Acceleration Boost’ for the Model 3 Dual Motor.
Tesla house owners may unlock efficiency of their vehicles via a couple of clicks within the Tesla app.
Now Tesla is bringing the identical expertise to the Mannequin Y with its personal Acceleration Enhance.
As of in the present day, some Mannequin Y Twin Motor AWD are reporting seeing the Acceleration Enhance within the ‘improve’ part of their app:
Tesla claims that the improve will enhance the Mannequin Y Twin Motor AWD’s 0 to 60 mph acceleration time from 4.8 seconds to 4.3 seconds.
The most recent 2020.36 software program replace is required for house owners to improve.
The capability to speed up faster is already inside these vehicles. Tesla locks that capability via software program in an effort to reserve it for the “Efficiency” model of the Mannequin Y, which might speed up from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
Mannequin Y Efficiency is $10,000 costlier, nevertheless it additionally comes with a sooner high pace, larger wheels, a lowered suspension, and efficiency brakes.
The Acceleration Enhance on the Mannequin Y Twin Motor AWD is a compromise that takes higher benefit of the car’s highly effective powertrain with out all the opposite upgrades that include the Efficiency model.
As we beforehand reported, because the capability is already there, some folks have been attempting to unlock it via hacking the car’s software program.
An organization has been providing a module that unlocks the capacity in Model 3 vehicles for much less cash than Tesla’s Acceleration Enhance, however they’ve been enjoying a “cat and mouse” sport with Tesla who is trying to patch the unlock.
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