Tesla pushes new software update increasing range of existing vehicles

Tesla is pushing a new software update that is increasing the range of its existing Model Y vehicles after updating the range of new vehicles in its lineup.

As we reported earlier today, Tesla has improved the range of almost all of the new vehicles in its lineup thanks to new efficiency improvements.

Now, Tesla is bringing these new improvements to owners of current Model Y vehicles in a new 2020.40.7 software update.

The automaker references “improved efficiency” in the release notes:

“Your car’s range has increased with new software that improves the efficiency of the motors and the climate control systems.”

The notes confirm that efficiency improvements were achieved both in the powertrain and in the HVAC system.

Tesla also added:

“Note: These changes do not impact acceleration or overall climate control performance.”

Eric de Monvallier, an owner of a Tesla Model Y Long Range, got the update and

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