You don’t need to buy a new car to get a variety improve from Tesla, no less than for the proper mannequin. Electrek reports that Tesla is pushing a software program replace that improves the vary of present Model Y crossovers. The precise good points aren’t clear, however one Lengthy Vary driver stated the improve was roughly on par with the 325 miles you’d get with a model new Mannequin Y.

The enhancements come by code that “improves the effectivity of the motors and the local weather management programs,” Tesla stated in its launch notes. In different phrases, Tesla’s “effectivity bundle” talked about with the Model 3 refresh seems to revolve round software program.

It’s not sure if this is applicable to Mannequin three house owners, or whether or not all on-the-road Mannequin Y examples will get the replace. The Y has solely been on the highway for a number of months, so there’s an opportunity this might cowl all present fashions.

Tesla has beforehand improved vary by software program, including 15 miles to some Mannequin three variations. in 2019. Even so, this might simply be welcome — and essential when vary could also be essential to warding off opponents just like the VW ID.4.

This story by Jon Fingas initially appeared on Engadget.

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