Tesla (TSLA) CEO: New Software Update to ‘End Range Anxiety’

Tesla Motors (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk tweeted Sunday that Model S owners worried about the range of their electric vehicles need not worry much longer, hinting that the electric sedan is about to travel farther on a single charge.

Musk said that Tesla will unveil at 9 a.m. pacific time on Thursday a software update to its Model S that will affect the fleet’s all-electric range in some form, and, as he put it, “end range anxiety.” Musk didn’t provide however, any specifics in terms of how much the model’s electric range would be improved with the update. Currently, the car’s standard 60 kwh battery version gets 208 miles per charge, while the 85 kwh version stretches the car’s range to 265 miles. The Californian automaker upgraded its Roadster electric cars last year, expanding their range from 245 miles to almost 400 miles between charges.

Tesla’s cars have the longest range of any electric vehicles on the road.

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