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2,000 dollars, or 1,700 euros.

This is the price to be paid by owners of the Tesla Model Y to obtain an “acceleration boost”,


reported on September 25

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How much is there to really gain by accepting this update from the Californian manufacturer?

“Half a second less” to go from 0 to 100 km / h behind the wheel of the crossover.

In detail, the Model Y reaches 100 km / h from a standing start in 4.8 seconds.

With the software update offered by Tesla, this speed will be reached in 4.3 seconds.

To access these new performances, all you have to do is go to the vehicle's dashboard and go to the “update” tab.

However, the crossover update is only offered for the “Dual Motor AWD” model.

Restricted cars

What then is the secret of this half-second gained?

Tesla's vehicles are restrained, explains 



Model Y Performance is designed to hit 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds.

But for Tesla, there is no question of offering this acceleration on the cheapest models.

The Model Y Performance is also sold for $ 10,000 more expensive than the Dual Motor AWD.

This is not the first time that Tesla has offered such updates.

At the end of December 2019, it was the Model 3, the last vehicle marketed by the American manufacturer, which had benefited from an increase in acceleration.


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