Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Software hack makes electric cars faster

But don't expect the battery to last as long...

The Tesla P85D electric car—already a speedster, even petrol engine car standards—has been tweaked to accelerate faster via a software hack, aptly dubbed "Insane Mode."

 "Insane Mode," a software upgrade delivered via the car's Internet connection, sliced the 0-60 acceleration time from 3.2 seconds to just 3.1. said the 3.2 second time was "already faster than a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and a Porsche 911 Turbo."

"One tenth of a second might not seem like much, but when you’re comparing 0-60 times it’s huge," it said.

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