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Tesla to Introduce Single-Pedal Driving Through Software Update

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According to a leaked release note for Tesla’s upcoming software update, the company is planning to introduce a new single-pedal driving feature that will help improve the vehicle’s range.

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During Tesla’s recent earnings conference call, CEO Elon Musk also noted that an upcoming over the air software update will bring single-pedal driving that will help improve range, along with some additional improvements in comfort, feel, charging speed, and overall driveability.

When a Tesla driver takes their foot off the gas pedal, regenerative braking slows the vehicle down–acting as a decelerator–while harnessing braking power to recharge batteries. With single-pedal driving, Tesla says users will be able to now slow to a complete stop with regenerative braking, instead of the previous 5 mph limit.

The leaked release note (pictured above) has been shared by a Redditor from China and apparently reveals details regarding the upcoming single-pedal driving, as well as a feature that allows users to schedule charging stop time.



Below is how he translates the features will work:

1. In Driving section, there is a new option called Keep/Hold.
When it’s ON, it will allow regen to work till ~0mph (maybe with a little brake), along with AutoHold enabled when the car is stopped.

Originally regen only works till 5mph. Therefore the range can be improved.

2. You can set a specific time to stop charging! You can also let A/C be ready at that time.

The software update is expected to begin rolling out in the next few weeks.

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