Tesla’s Latest Updates: Software, Cybertruck, Superchargers, and Battery Tech
Tesla, the electric vehicle (EV) company founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk, is constantly improving its products. In this article, we will look into Tesla’s latest updates regarding software, cybertruck, superchargers, and battery technology.
Tesla’s Software Improvement
One of the best things about owning a Tesla is that its software and app get better over time. Recently, Tesla added more customization features to the app, enabling users to change their charging schedule from the app. The latest update coming soon is in response to the record heat waves that cause cabin overheating when parked in extremely hot temperatures. Tesla’s automatic cabin overheat protection should make a difference, and adjusting the activation temperature comes with the next software release. Users can now set their temperature, helping save energy and time while avoiding a 120-degree car interior.
Cybertruck Production Update
The Cybertruck is one of Tesla’s most notoriously-delayed products, raising concerns among customers. However, Tesla keeps progressing, and small progress is seen every week. The Cybertruck body will be made from the world’s largest giga press at 9,000 tons, and the German manufacturer that supplies the equipment is also the one that supplies Giga Berlin and Giga Shanghai. The Cybertruck drive unit equipment was reportedly ordered by Tesla, and the machines reportedly have the capacity of producing 750,000 drive units per year, with the production scheduled to begin in Giga Texas in July 2023. Given these timelines, the Cybertruck may enter production mid-2023.
Faster Superchargers Confirmed
Tesla is reportedly working on a V4 supercharger, confirming earlier speculations. The V4 supercharger is taller and thinner than the current V3 charger, reaching speeds up to 350 kilowatts. The new charger will look like the Tesla Semi’s mega charger but will include the normal connector, making manufacturing easier for Tesla.
Tesla Battery Technology
Battery technology is Tesla’s most crucial area for innovation. Panasonic, Tesla’s main battery supplier, is expanding to build a new battery cell factory in Kansas for 4680 cells, Tesla’s new cell form factor for the Model Y and the Cybertruck. Panasonic is currently working on new technology to increase battery energy density by a fifth by 2030. This increase in battery energy density will enable Tesla to supply EVs with a range beyond 400 miles. Apart from increasing range, it could also enable cars to be lighter and require fewer battery cells, reducing costs and enabling more affordable models.
The latest updates from Tesla indicate an even brighter future for the company and the EV market. Tesla’s constant improvement in its software, products, and battery technology will enhance energy efficiency and provide users with a better driving experience. These updates demonstrate that Tesla remains committed to innovation and addressing the challenges of the EV market, further cementing its market leader status in the industry.