Tesla started remotely increasing the power output of all Model 3 vehicles through a software update over a year after starting production.
When the US E.V. maker pushed out their new Model 3 with its shorter range and lower price they promised upgrades were in the works. The first of which pushed out for free via a remote software upgrade.
The automaker also promised to increase Model 3 range with a Long Range battery pack and rear-wheel-drive motor as well as a peak power increase for all Model 3’s.
Now Tesla is starting to roll out the peak power increase update – through its firmware version 2019.8.2.
In the release notes, Tesla writes about the Peak Power Increase:
“Your vehicle’s peak power has been increased by approximately 5%, improving acceleration and Performance.”
Tesla previously said that this increase in peak power output should result in an increase top speed to 162 mph for Model 3 Performance, but all Model 3 vehicles should feel a little more powerful.