A software update to the Tesla Model S will add a few extra miles of range according to the brand.
The update will bring a few changes, the largest of which is a new “sleep” setting. When in use, the new “sleep” setting will power down the cars display and vehicle electronics when the owner exits the vehicle, which will add about 8 miles of range a day. The trade off is that now the screens will take longer to power up when the car is started, though Tesla says it is only a ”modest increase” in wait time.
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Along with the new screen sleep function, owners will get enhanced synchronized door handles, new voice commands, enhanced throttle response and a few other small changes.
as an interesting side note, the best part about Tesla’s software updates is that they happen over a 3G connection with minimal effort by the owner.