Tesla firmware revealed that the Mannequin Y might obtain a variety enhance by way of an effectivity bundle in 2021. Resident Tesla hacker @greentheonly discovered proof in Tesla’s 2020.44.5 firmware that probably point out a rise within the Mannequin Y’s vary subsequent yr.
“2020.44.15 firmware reveals that Mannequin Y can also be getting a brand new effectivity bundle MY_2021, greater vary incoming?” tweeted Inexperienced not too long ago. Based on the trusted hacker, Tesla launched an effectivity bundle for the Mannequin Three already. It may launch the same effectivity bundle for the Mannequin Y.
The Mannequin Three and Mannequin Y are anticipated to share greater than 70% of their elements, and a number of the crossover’s items have made it to the refreshed Mannequin 3. Even earlier than the Mannequin Three refresh, Tesla began introducing a number of the Mannequin Y’s design to its electrical sedan.
The Mannequin Three already adopted the Mannequin Y’s USB-C ports and after the refresh it was additionally equipped with a heat pump. So it isn’t a lot of a shock that Tesla plans to launch an effectivity bundle to the Mannequin Y, prefer it did for the Mannequin 3.
The Mannequin Y effectivity bundle would most likely praise the discharge of the all-electric crossover’s seven-seater variant. In October, Elon Musk revealed that the Fremont Manufacturing facility would begin manufacturing on Mannequin Y’s seven-seat model this month. He predicted that preliminary seven-seater Model Y deliveries may begin as early as December, proper in time for Christmas and New 12 months’s.
Tesla already included the seven-seater Mannequin Y variant in its configurator, but it surely isn’t energetic in the meanwhile. The seven-seat configuration for the Mannequin Y is on the market for a further $3,000.
The Mannequin Y with third row seats would serve bigger households higher. A rise in vary for seven-seater Mannequin Ys would most likely be welcomed aswell, particularly for lengthy household journeys.
In late October, Inexperienced additionally discovered proof hinting that Tesla may equip the Model Y with a HEPA filter and Bioweapon Defense Mode. Elon Musk knowledgeable a Tesla fanatic that it might be troublesome to retrofit the Mannequin S and Mannequin X’s HEPA filters into the Mannequin Three final yr. Nonetheless, the Mannequin Y might have ample house for a HEPA Filter.