If the Insane Mode update was not enough, then Tesla Motors has an answer to the Model S P85D's range anxiety problem
Driving the electric car on a long winding road is a bit scary, especially if that car happens to be the 2015 Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S P85D. Drivers have complained and refrained from going on an extended drive on the Model S P85D with its limited 285 mile range. In fact according to a survey conducted by ConsumerReports, 77 percent of the respondents claimed that the range limitation was a real bummer for an electric car.
The company is now in the process of making some changes to its Model S fleet according to a tweet by Tesla CEO, Elon Musk. The tweet was brief and to the point and Mr. Musk left users to guess what the OTA update might bring. One thing is for sure that the company plans to address the range anxiety issue and will end it once and for all.
This ‘range anxiety’ issue occurs when the general belief is that the batteries powering the electric car will run out of charge and cannot be charged quickly.
This means exciting news for current Tesla Model S P85D owners and aspiring buyers pursuing the idea of getting their own electric car for the first time. The company will provide more details regarding the OTA update during a press conference scheduled on Thursday, March 19.
Tesla drivers will not have to worry about being stranded on the side of the road with no charging station in sight.
The latest update that Tesla introduced for its drivers was to improve the car’s response time to accelerating from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds to 3.1 seconds.