Tesla will soon launch a $2000 "Acceleration Boost" that would decrease the 0 to 60 mph acceleration time of Model Y Dual Motor AWD vehicles. Elon Musk's car manufacturer has been selling electric cars with upgradable software-locked capabilities for the past few years.
Model Y Acceleration Boost is available!! Thanks @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/TBYsU8VuBE — Tesla Crossroads️ (@Tesla_Indiana) September 25, 2020
These include the 75 kWh battery pack software-locked at 60 kWh or higher power outputs activated using software updates. In 2019, Tesla even made some of the features directly available through its mobile app.
The $2000 Acceleration Boost was first available for the Model 3 Dual Motor, improving its 0-60 mph acceleration time to 3.9 seconds. Tesla owners could unlock it with just a few clicks in the Tesla application.
Right now, the acceleration enhancement is available to Model Y Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive, which could be purchased in the "upgrade" section of the mobile app. The company claims that the new feature would improve the EV's 0 to 60 mph acceleration time from 4.8 seconds to just 4.3 seconds.
However, owners could only avail the Acceleration Boost if they have the latest 2020.36 software update.
The acceleration capacity is already inside the Model Y electric vehicles
Tesla had already integrated the capacity to accelerate quicker inside its electric vehicles. However, the company locks that feature using its software to reserve it for the Model Y's "Performance" version, which allows the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds.
I set a new lap record with the fastest SUV in the world! Video link below #teslamodely #becauseracecar https://t.co/ufamWEKjml pic.twitter.com/mJKFoSuCby — FromWhereICharge (@FromWhereICHG) September 17, 2020
Model Y Performance comes with a faster top speed, a lowered suspension, bigger wheels, and performance brakes. However, it is $10,000 more expensive than the standard version.
The $2000 Acceleration Boost is a compromise that takes better advantage of the Model Y Dual Motor AWD's potent powertrain without all the other available upgrades on the Performance version. Since the enhancement is not that cheap, many owners have tried to unlock the feature using hacks to bypass the vehicle's software.
There's even a company that offers a module explaining how to unlock the capacity in Model 3 vehicles for less money. However, Tesla has been patching the performance boost unlock to prevent users from hacking the software.
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Written by: Giuliano de Leon.