The CEO and CTO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, hinted that this week something big will emerge from Tesla to bring an end to ‘range anxiety’. The Model S and every other electric vehicle, Tesla’s current flagship, has been known to inspire so-called range anxiety, wherein a driver spends a lot of time worrying about when they’ll next be able to get a full charge, and consequently don’t often drive anywhere near the upper limit of their battery’s range. Also Read - New Tesla Model S Plaid can play Cyberpunk 2077 as good as PS5, shows Elon Musk
Tesla press conf at 9am on Thurs. About to end range anxiety … via OTA software update. Affects entire Model S fleet. Also Read - Elon Musk's Starlink satellite internet service faces challenge to launch in India, DoT begins scrutiny
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 15, 2015 Also Read - Elon Musk's Neuralink shows a Monkey playing video game with its mind: WATCH VIDEO
Musk’s tweet promised more info on Thursday morning of how a coming software update for Tesla S will “end range anxiety.” The Tesla S has already accrued some impressive new abilities via software update, including an acceleration speed boost for its P85D.
Tesla has already invested in a network of high-speed supercharger stations across the U.S. to fight range anxiety, and introduced a pilot program to test the feasibility of swapping out physical batteries in just a few minutes for around the cost of a tank of gas. This update could either be a way more intelligently manage the existing power available to TeslaS vehicles to significantly extend range, but it seems more like it will offer some improved way to deal with the existing limitations on car battery tech.