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Tesla Wants To End EV Range Anxiety With A Software Update: Is It That Easy?

Jim Kem March 16, 2015 15:32

Through a Press Conference to be held on the 19th of March 2015, one called for via a tweet, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said he plans on tackling one of the biggest obstacles facing prospective electric car buyers.

With only 140 characters, the 9am tweet couldn’t communicate much about the nature of how the ‘range anxiety’ problem would be addressed. All we know for sure is that it will be done via a wireless software update that is engaged while the car is connected to the internet, and that it will affect the “entire Model S fleet”.

This counts out the possibility that the announcement would reveal any hardware changes, ‘supercharger’ technology or location upgrades. Whether these software change do indeed live up to the superlative ending of range anxiety remains to be seen, but will likely be a marked improvement. We'll just have to wait and see. 

About Jim Kem

"So if I push my leg down on this lever-thing, I'll somehow go faster? Woah.". I was 10 years old, and hooked. I spent a lot of my youth sketching cars and perfecting my monthly dream garage within a daydream - occasionally interjected with a chase scene, obviously. Cars move me. Things I can't get enough of: Porsches and torque.


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